Mixed media exhibit by Matthew Stanley

March 27 - April 3, 2012

Augusta Savage Gallery

Photographer Matthew Stanley’s new installation brings forward his fascination with ways that we make meaning. Challenged by the huge and often threatening, oppressive forces of culture and society, we are still faced with the task of choosing what we will do with such forces. Never bound by one view or even one way to live, we are free to confront the monoliths that often seem impossibly daunting. Using his extraordinary nature photographs, Stanley creates an installation to help move us forward. About his work, he says: It is our choice, under our individual power to choose to focus on the large, sometimes drab nature of the world we live in or to glance outward. To see the beauty commensurate, that is always there but always proportional to the attention we pay it.

Matthew Stanley