Patricia Decker: Seeing Through
In November, the David M. Hunt Library in Falls Village will present the exhibit SEEING THROUGH by Lime Rock photographer Patricia Decker. A reception with refreshments for the artist will be held from 5pm to 7pm on Friday, November 10. The exhibit will be on display from November 3 through December 1, 2017. This event is free and open to the public. For more information call the library at 860-824-7424 or visit huntlibrary.org.
Patricia Decker’s focus is fine art photography with an emphasis on STILL, as an adjective, noun, adverb and verb. Her studio in Lime Rock has a sign out front that reads STILL Photo. As the artist says, “STILL is a moment when the perfect ‘found’ forms meet, they resonate. The images in SEEING THROUGH are linked loosely in categories of WATER, TREES, FORMS. Subject matter is perpetually changing; it renders itself meaningless when the ‘space’ is found. Life is full of light, humor and relevance if you see it. I have some of that hidden in this group.”
Ms. Decker studied at City College, Art Students League, and the Studio School; attended workshops at ICP in New York City, Maine Photographic Workshops in Rockport, ME and Woodstock School of Photography, NY and attended Fotofest in Houston, TX. Her multimedia exhibit in 2005, NOUX HUDSON, utilized the 150-year-old Hudson Opera House and local residents in live performance captured in still photography and video to show the evolution of the town of Hudson through characters including The Infant Moralist, AMA Ministers, opera singers, travelers, minstrel groups, orators, prostitutes, bankers, politicians, comedians, actors, Liberals and Radicals. In reference to SEEING THROUGH, the artist noted that “This showing is Noux too…all of us and TIME, and then again, we are us.”
The artist’s work can be seen at patriciadecker.smugmug.com.