Meet the Artist Opening Night Reception
May 3, 2013 7pm~9pm
Be the first to shop the exhibit and enjoy wine & light appetizers. Jason Jones will be on hand to speak about the stunning pieces that make up his body of work. The exhibit will be open from May 3, 2013 through May 25, 2013 during regular HVCA hours.
More about the exhibit:
ONE-MAN PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW FEATURED IN HVCA MAY GALLERY
HIGHLAND TWP. — Photographer Jason R. Jones’ one-man photography show, An American Artisan, opens Friday, May 3, with an artist reception in the gallery space of Huron Valley Council for the Arts, 205 W. Livingston Road.
“Vision is a gift from God,” Jones said. “Photography provides a means to celebrate this gift with the world. My work stems from a love and appreciation of the natural world as well as the history of places and thing found within this great country,” explained Jones. “My images tell a story of the land and history and in their own way help frame the ‘American story’. I believe that photography, as a medium is both archival and artistic. The resulting image is uniquely historical to the time and place of capture but also conveys an artistic vision in the way it was captured and processed.”
Jones added, “I try to keep my processing as light and as close to the original as possible retaining a natural and subtly tonal control that showcases the subject. Great care is taken to make sure color saturation is not over processed but instead enhanced through tonal adjustments such as burn and dodge and light exposure blending to create an image that is closer to what the human eye sees. I would classify my images as ‘pictorial art’ and not journalistic photography…. I aim to create an image not just take one. In doing so, I try to take my time composing the image and study my subject from several angles and may even return several times before capturing the image that will be used to produce the final pictorial piece. Through carful compositional planning, burning and dodging and light exposure blending techniques, I achieve my final results, and then, for the soul or life of the image, I give it its own unique story which is either factual or legend depending on the subject.”
His goal is to ensure that “viewers of my work will feel the raw emotion and natural beauty in each image within this collection. If I am able to bottle the emotion and awe that I felt while capturing these images and share that with others I have achieved my goal.”
Having taken so much trouble to create his photographs, naturally Jones wants to ensure that they are finished in a way that shows off their beauty.
All images, which are signed and come with a certificate of authenticity, “are finished on canvas wrapped around a 1 ˝-inch stretcher frame complete with a wire hanger and bumpers on the back side for mounting…. I am a fan of bonded canvas images. The image is first printed on Kodak Endura professional paper in either fine art Metallic or Lustre and then bonded to the canvas like a traditional photographic print. An actual photographic print is created and its emulsion is stripped and then bonded to canvas and wrapped around the wood frame. In my opinion this process retains higher quality, detail and tonal range then printing directly to the canvas itself.”
Admission to An American Artistan is free and open to the public through May 25. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. First Friday Gallery Exhibits are sponsored by Genysis Credit Union.
For more information, call HVCA at 248-889-8660.