“Three Guys” explores the commonality of Ed Znosko’s found object creations, JR Lynch's street photography and Shawndavid Berry’s carved wood forms. The work of all three artists is a visceral reaction to the elements around them. Each has an inner vision that drives them to recreate from the materials nature has bestowed.
I am a self taught abstract painter and sculptor. My focus is to capture a physical representation movement within nature.
I make images using photography. For me, photography is capturing the moment, which through the lens is a totally different perspective than just being there. It is a look, an angle or just a special mix of shapes and shades. When I shoot I like to spend time where I am to absorb the spirit of it all and then it just happens. I like doing “street photography” which can include people in that special moment. Then of course the buildings which take on a life of their own as the light and perspective changes. For me it is all there to be discovered. For the “Three Guys” Show I took photographs of people in the action of their work…again capturing that special moment.
I shoot with a Canon EOS 5D digital full frame single lens reflex camera. I utilize Adobe Light Room to make small adjustments to the image to produce just the right result….that is, right for me, for that is why I do this. My formal training has been two evening courses in black and white printing at The Rhode Island School of Design that I took in 1990 and 2000. In the summer of 2010 I took the Intuitive Portraits Workshop at the Maine Media Workshops with Andrea Modica. I took The Intimate Portrait workshop with Joyce Tenneson at Maine Media in July 2018.
I was born and raised in Rhode Island and have had no professional art training. I am employed by Brown University as a Carpenter and live in Barrington with my wife of 32 years. I have two adult children and two cats.
I started Abstract Geometric Painting using oil and canvas in the late Sixties. Fast forward to the early Eighties when I taught myself to weld.
I first showed my art at the Thayer Street Art Festival and was very encouraged by meeting people much like myself. I have shown at the Happy White Gallery, The Spring Bull Gallery, Imago, and recently the Brown University Granoff Center for the Arts.
Most of my art is made from found objects. I have been using driftwood recently and joining it with metal to create birds and other objects. I hope you enjoy my art as much as I do.
Cecil B. DeMille once said: “Creation is a drug I can’t do without!”
I can’t wait to see what I do next!
Creation of Jonathan I:
Jonathan Living Seagull:
Creation of Jonathan II: