About the Work
The great Elliott Erwitt once remarked that “photography is an art of observation. It is about finding something interesting in an ordinary place...I've found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” Andrea B. Stone’s work brilliantly encapsulates this perspective on the essence of photography. Where painting, architecture, and photography intersect, the artist discovers moments of beauty in our everyday lives. It is only when we study her poetic cityscapes that their true subject is revealed; as we re-examine the pictures, the geometric structures and patterns merge back into their original forms. We begin to recognize the light-filled streets, and we start to make out individual details in the reflective surfaces of the skyscrapers.
Inspired by impressionism, Stone atmospherically connects facades, reflections, and cityscapes in her impressive work. With meticulous composition, and by using coloured accents, the artist creates works that remain in our memory. Stone’s photographs do not just temporarily shift our perspective, they invite us to see the painterly aspects of the architecture we encounter in our daily lives.
About the Artist
A 2011 visit to Portland, Oregon inspired Andrea B. Stone to take these incredibly detailed photographs of reflections on buildings. What began with a few downtown photographs has maintained a powerful grip on Stone – she continues to produce her “City Reflections”. New York, Seattle, and Chicago have also been featured in these remarkable compositions.
|1949||Born in Hollywood, California, USA|
|Lives and works in Davis, California, USA|
|2013||Grand Prix de la Decouverte, Juror of Merit Award, Paris, France|
|2009||People’s Choice Award, Viewpoint Photographic Art Center, Sacramento, California, USA|
|Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California, USA|
|2014||The City Reflections Project, Gallery 1855, Davis, California, USA|
|2015||International Juried Portfolio Exhibition, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, California, USA|
|2014||Abstract Expressionists, Panopticon Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts, USA|
|Mixed Media Group Show, The Artery, Davis, California, USA|
|2012||International Architecture Festival, Modesto, California, USA|
|Annual Member’s Show, Viewpoint|
|2009||Photographic Art Center, Sacramento, California, USA|
|Twelve: Play of Light, Viewpoint Photographic Art Center, Sacramento, California, USA|