Silver Eye Center for Photography will present GREEN, a collaborative exhibition showcasing a survey of contemporary aesthetics in photography, all connected by one common, purposely varied idea: green.
The exhibition runs September 6 through October 5. An opening reception takes place on Friday, Sept. 6 from 6 - 8 p.m. at Silver Eye’s South Side gallery. It is free and open to the public.
The exhibition is organized by Dylan Vitone, a Pittsburgh-based photographer, associate professor in the School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University, and Silver Eye board member.
“Green,” by definition, can be a noun, adjective, idea, color, lifestyle, and much more. Both photographers and artists alike might be interested in the greenery of nature; the greens on our plates, the greenbacks in our pockets; putting greens, and the laborers who tend them; the effects of greenhouse gases; or simply the portion of the visible spectrum lying between yellow and blue.
“From infancy, we are taught to interpret colors and shapes, light and texture. We learn to navigate places, read faces, and decipher meaning in the subtleties of how people move. Common to each of us is a basic, visual language. And, yet, there are as many ways to interpret our visual world as there are people seeing it,” said Dylan Vitone.
“GREEN acknowledges that, in a way, we are all like siblings. We share the same home, but take from it experiences that are unique to each of us.”
The variety of works in GREEN offers the viewer the opportunity to challenge what the word and concept means to them.
Going “green” might have been an unconscious choice for the photographers in the exhibition. Curator Vitone chose the following photographers to showcase selected works from particular projects they have completed: Sue Abramson (Pittsburgh, PA), From the Same Bulb; Adam Amengual (Brooklyn, NY), Day Laborers; Kim Beck (Pittsburgh, PA), The Grass is Greener; Peter Beste (Santa Fe, NM), Houston Rap; Joe Johnson (Columbia, MO), The Playing Field; Judy Natal (Chicago, IL), Future Perfect; and Ed Panar (Pittsburgh, PA), City of Champions.
Silver Eye Center for Photography is at1015 East Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203.