Lyceum Gallery Presents On-line Photography Exhibit by Christine Morro
Journey: Travels North, an on-line exhibit of black and white photography by Christine Morro will be presented by Suffolk County Community College’s Lyceum Gallery.The exhibit includes images from Morro’s experiences in four northern regions: North Jutland, Denmark; The Isle of Lewis, Scotland; Faroe Islands, Denmark and Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Describing herself as a “Creative Ritualist,” Morro’s artistic process is a form of meditation. Each year Morro travels north on a pilgrimage, connecting to the land for a spiritual grounding. Morro encounters unfolding imagery, discovering sacred qualities in what some might consider ordinary.
Walking. Sensing. Exploring.
Listening to an inner compass, the artist is drawn to light on water, rock formations, and textures of sand and grasses. Working in photography and poetry, Morro has narrated her virtual exhibit with her original writing. With an emphasis in the artistic process, Journey: Travels North is the physical evidence of Morro’s creative ritual.
Morro describes her artistic process:
“The 17th century poet Matsuo Basho wrote Narrow Road to the Deep North. It is a book I turn to again and again. In the Narrow Road fragments of prose and haiku trace Basho’s last journey, a kind of pilgrimage. Bearing witness, the traveler and poet draws on the tradition of diary and travel writing. This style became known as Haibun, braiding external images observed enroute and the internal images that move through the traveler’s mind. I have tried to honor the same tradition in Journey: Travels North.”
Originally from Northport, Morro lived in Sag Harbor for the past 11 years and currently resides on Nantucket Island in the village of Sconset.
Morro earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Textile Design and International Marketing with a minor in Spanish from the Fashion Institute of Technology and studied painting at the Art Students League (1987 – 1991) where she worked under renowned figurative painter, Harvey Dinnerstein. Morro was awarded a four-week painting fellowship at the Vermont Studio School in 1998.
Morro’s photographs, paintings, and monoprints are in collections in the United States, Denmark, England, and Spain and she has exhibited her work throughout the east end of Long Island, in New York City and at the Cheekwood Fine Arts Center in Nashville.
Morro teaches a writing workshop which she calls, Creating As Ritual and has taught at Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School and at Hunter College High School.
For more information about Christine Morro’s work visit: https://forthetimebeing.weebly.com/
Morro’s writing and other works:
- Morro is currently working on a book of poetry, Earth’s Vespers. Morro’s poetry appeared in the spring 2020 publication of the Corbel Stone Press
- Morro’s writing can be found in The Land Lines Project
Virtual Exhibit - Eastern Campus 2020 Student Applied Arts Exhibit
The Lyceum Gallery presents the Eastern Campus 2020 Student Applied Arts Exhibit. All works were created by students who live locally in areas surrounding the Eastern campus.
Virtual Exhibit - Meryl Spiegel
The Lyceum Gallery presents, SPLASH, an on-line exhibit of abstract photography by Meryl Spiegel. SPLASH is a visual commentary on Climate Change with photographic abstractions that are rich with colors and motion. The artist depicts a celebration of nature and the wonders of creation, while expressing a lament for the losses in our natural world due to man’s inability to protect our environment. Images engage the viewer’s imagination with a hint of recognizable imagery that alludes to speed, heat, and sound, harkening to extreme weather patterns. The artist narrates the exhibit with her original writing.
Spiegel works with digital and medium-format cameras to create images that look more like paintings than photographs. Spiegel studied at the International Center of Photography and the Center for Media Studies in Manhattan as well as the Image-Ouverte School of Photography in the South of France. A former freelance journalist for The New York Times, she is also a writer with a Master of Fine Arts in English & Writing.
Spiegel has exhibited her work widely on Long Island at venues that include The Parrish Art Museum, Art Sites, Ille Arts, The Westhampton Performing Arts Gallery, The Islip Museum, St. Joseph’s College, Ashawagh Hall, The Southampton Cultural Center, The Remsenburg Academy, The Quogue Library, and The East End Arts Council (EEAC).
in 2019, Spiegel was invited to exhibit her photography at the prestigious Venice Biennale. Her photograph, Fountain Play, received an Honorable Mention from the Julia Margaret Cameron GALA Awards. In 2016, her series, PHANTOMS and SPLASH, were awarded as nominees by the Fine Art Photography Awards. She is a New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), Mark09 professional development participant and a recipient of two NYFA Special Opportunities Stipend awards (2011, 2006). Spiegel’s photography received a Best In Show at the EEAC Annual Photography Exhibit (2008). Spiegel’s photography was featured in the Stony Brook University Literary Journal, The Southampton Review (2012).
For more information about Meryl Spiegel visit merylspiegel.com.
Meryl Spiegel teaches photography workshops that were sponsored by the New York State Council on the Arts in 2019 and 2017. She also writes a Blog called, “An Evolving Life,” for the The Hummingbird Post.
Virtual Exhibit - Howard Kanovitz
Howard Kanovitz is perhaps the most poetic of the group of New Realists who began to forge novel expressive truths from the camera’s photographic image in the Sixties.
This volume offers the first overview of American photorealist and Pop painter Howard Kanovitz (1929–2009), dubbed by Barbara Rose the grandfather of photorealism. Kanovitz's landmark 1966 Jewish Museum solo exhibition is widely deemed to have launched the genre.
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