afterimages: an exhibit of photography by Joseph Greer
Artist Joseph Greer, who has in the past exhibited his sculptures at Mulberry Art Studios, will be bringing his new photography exhibition, entitled afterimages, to the gallery this September. A First Friday Opening Reception will be held on September 1st from 5pm until 9pm. The exhibit will remain on display through the month of September, and can be viewed during regular gallery hours on weekdays from 10am until 4pm, or by appointment after hours and on weekends.
afterimages is a selection of color and black & white photographs exploring the concept of the afterimage - a visual image or other sense impression that persists after the stimulus that caused it has ceased to act (or exist).
Greer is a writer and self-taught artist who works in drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, and video. His drawings and paintings are created with acrylic and oil paint, charcoal, graphite, and ink; his sculptures with clay, aluminum, and ink. Greer photographs the people, objects, and space around him. He credits the lives and art of Francis Bacon, Samuel Beckett, Alberto Giacometti, and David Lynch as having provided direction to his work.
"I use darkness, disintegration, distortion, fragmentation, repetition, and the deliberate shaping of accident and chance to create works that are about perception and the human condition," says Greer. "The observerís thoughts, feelings, and experience of each work are more interesting to me than my own."