Robert Catania - Establishing a Connection

The GSU Visual Arts Gallery is proudly presenting "Establishing a Connection," the graduate thesis of photographer, Robert Catania from November 3rd through 10th, with an artist's reception on Friday November 6th, from 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Working as a photographer since the early 1990's, Catania's approach to the photographic medium has evolved with the technology. Currently working with applied digital technologies, Catania has begun to explore documentary photography in the digital world. While historically a field that relies on the camera's ability to recreate reality, Catania's approach challenges traditional thinking by employing selective focus and desaturation. Shooting in the backyards and side streets of Chicago, Catania has aimed his camera and computer at a slowly vanishing subject, the pay phone. Originally intended as a classroom project, the thesis, "Establishing a Connection" looks at the places, phones, and conditions that surround a way we once communicated, and wonders aloud about how we communicate now. His large format, color prints allow the viewer to explore places that he or she might otherwise have missed.

1 comment:

Deb said...

I have had an opportunity to see this exhibit today and found it to be emotive, imaginative, and thought provoking. Don't miss it!

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