SOLO PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION
A New Form of Photographic Expression
Opening Reception: Wednesday September 18 from 5 to 8 PM
Touch Art Gallery is pleased to present “Light Beings, A New Form of Photographic Expression,” a solo exhibition by local artist Louis Henri Pingitore. Please join us on Wednesday, September 18th 2013 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm for the artist reception.
Below is the artists’ statement about his work:
As we know (or have assumed), space is finite. Light, we have been told, is infinite, never-ending. These photographic compositions, entitled “Light Beings,” seek to show, through the shutter of my camera, how space and light can create unlimited visual possibilities. These endless permutations allow me to create images that had never existed until my camera captured them; thereby reversing the usual course of photography and capturing images before their existence.
All humans experience the recognition of infinities within us, which are contained within the finite space of our bodies. We are all made from the same materials and live within finite spaces. But natural light, in its metaphorical and spiritual sense, animates our being. Just as we often marvel at our own existence and that of others, we often wonder at how beings are born and sometimes we are in awe of the being that light is: beautiful and fragile.
The son of a U.S. diplomat, Pingitore was born in 1963 in Paris, France. His childhood was spent living in far-flung outposts such as Mogadishu (Somalia), Oran (Algeria), Peshawar (Pakistan), and Port-au-Prince (Haiti), alternating with a year’s post at home base in Washington, D.C. As an adult, Pingitore has also traveled widely, visiting countries as diverse as Cuba, India, Indonesia and Kenya. In 1989, he made his home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he now lives with his wife Oksana, their son Victor and daughter Zaida.
An avid photographer since childhood, Pingitore had a breakthrough in 2009 when he developed a new photographic expression of light. He has studied extensively under the artist-instructor Remy Dubois at FACIL-Art, a Cambridge-based, French-American language and art collaborative. Dubois has praised his work as “hauntingly beautiful,” and declared that Pingitore “has created a new form of photography.” A recent review by Gallery 263 (Cambridge) has called Pingitore’s work “absolutely stunning.”
An emerging artist, Pingitore has exhibited at the following locations: Arlington Jazz/Art Fest (May 2012,) the Rockland Memorial Library, Rockland, MA (September 2012,) the Dome Gallery, Vineyard Church, Cambridge MA (December 2011,) the Karen Aqua Gallery in Cambridge, MA (December 2012,) the Watertown Free Library, Watertown, MA (January 2013,) the Piper Gallery, Cary Memorial Library (February 2013,) Gallery 263 (May 2013,) and Bo Concept, Cambridge (June, 2013.), Newton Free Library Gallery (2013).