September 7 & 8, 2019 - 10 AM to 5 PM

Gillian Smith-Clark

photography

I strive to find and capture the poetry of everyday life in my work. What I love about portraiture in particular is finding shots that capture genuine emotion, a glimpse of character and the environment of the subject.

My work as a writer and magazine editor have strongly influenced my work as an artist and I use photography as a vehicle to make people think: to question, to challenge, to delve beneath the surface and see a small slice of the world from a different angle. Curiosity about the natural world and the study of human nature are two recurring themes in my subject. My conceptual approach varies; I’ve been strongly influenced by the humanist photographers of the mid- 20th century, which is often reflected in my black and white portraits. But much of my work also embodies a love of abstraction and impressionism as well as the use of vivid colour.

My recent work includes the publication of Beautiful, a book of portraits. The book features a series of striking portraits of Northumberland area women and girls, a cross-section of subjects depicted in a variety of photographic styles.

Location

Molson Mill – Hope Street North and Molson Street, Port Hope

Directions: The Old Art School (Molson’s Mill) in Port Hope. Exit #464 from Hwy 401. From the first stoplights south of Hwy 401, go west on Molson/ Jocelyn St 1/2 km and turn north on the short gravel road to the Mill. Nearest GPS Address: 285 Hope St. N.

Also showing at this location: Christine Benson & Les Robling

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