FEBRUARY • Shadows on the Road
February 1-25, 2011 • Artist Reception Saturday, February 12, 6-8pm
by photographer John Bridges of Little Rock, AR
• "This exhibit focuses on two bodies of work that weave between the internal and external, showing that no matter where I point the camera, it is my story to tell," says John.
"For the series 'Shadows on the Road,' I searched Arkansas for the places where shadows and light intersect over the breakfast tables, buildings, or the landscape of a town that create quiet spaces of contemplation. The interplay of light and shadow created mysteries for me, as the stories of the scenes I encountered revealed themselves. This work is my meditation. I hope for it to evoke a quiet calm in the viewer."
All silver gelatin prints are processed, printed and toned by the artist to museum quality standards. Most prints are in editions of twenty-five with three artist proofs, while some are in editions of five or are one of a kind. All prints are signed in pencil on the back and front.
About the Artist
John was raised in Hot Springs, Arkansas and graduated from the University of Arkansas with a B.A. in Business Administration. After taking a photography class at the Arkansas Arts Center Museum School in 1997, John has been working on his craft ever since as well as recently teaching and serving as department chair at the same school.
John's work has won numerous awards, including being named one to watch in 2010 by the Arkansas Democrat and his work has exhibited in over ten states, won international awards as well as being a part of numerous museum permanent collections.
Currently he resides in Little Rock with his lovely wife Kate and their four rescue dogs.