As Eyes See It – Photography by
Stan Mizgala & Cindy McPherson
December 1, 2013 – January 18, 2014
J. Franklin Wright Gallery -
Reception at the Gallery on December 1, 2 – 4 pm.
Artist Talk at 3:00 pm.
As Eyes See It, which first showed in Halifax in August, draws together an array of images from the photography styles of Stan Mizgala and Cindy McPherson. Although the photographic genres are varied, they are unified by the underlying theme that the images give importance to common things or events which can easily be overlooked in everyday life. Both Mizgala and McPherson strive to let the photographs speak for themselves thereby allowing each image to elicit within the viewer whatever it might.
After decades of pursuing the elusive reality of the external world, Nova Scotia photographer Stan Mizgala has now turned his attention to the realities within. Mizgala characterizes his images as visual expressions of emotions and thoughts. As a result, it is Mizgala’s internalized reactions to what he is photographing that become the real subject matter of his images.
Cindy McPherson, a Nova Scotia visual artist, gets much of her photographic inspiration from travel and learning about cultural diversity and the interconnectedness that joins all cultures. She views potential subject matter from different perspectives so that the image goes beyond being purely visual. It is her hope that the images will inspire viewers to become more engaged with the world around them.
Stan Mizgala has exhibited his works in Halifax, Antigonish, Ottawa and Montreal, and is represented in private and corporate collections across Canada and abroad. Cindy McPherson has participated in numerous group exhibits within Nova Scotia. Her work can be found in private businesses in Nova Scotia and in private collections in Canada and abroad.
Please joins us at the opening reception December 1, from 2:00-4:00. Lights refreshments all be served.
Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday 4 – 9 pm.; Saturday & Sunday 10 – 4 pm.