For Immediate Release
November 10, 2020
SPLASH: Online Abstract Photography Exhibit Presented by Suffolk’s Lyceum Gallery
SPLASH, a visual commentary on Climate Change with photographic abstractions that are rich with colors and motion is an on-line exhibit of abstract photography by Meryl Spiegel presented by Suffolk County Community College’s Lyceum Gallery.
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. Spiegel works with digital and medium-format cameras to create images that look more like paintings than photographs. The artist narrates the exhibit with her original writing.
Spiegel studied at the International Center of Photography and the Center for Media Studies in New York City 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 and writing.
Spiegel has exhibited her work widely on Long Island including 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.
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 NYFA Special Opportunities Stipend awards in 2006 and 2011. Spiegel’s photography received a Best In Show at the 2008 EEAC Annual Photography Exhibit. Spiegel’s photography was featured in the Stony Brook University Literary Journal, The Southampton Review in 2012.
For more information about Meryl Spiegel visit https://www.merylspiegel.com/