TAG is thrilled to celebrate our return to Prince Street with a compelling exhibit of photography by ROB RUDICK. And MOST IMPORTANTLY, mark your calendar for the Opening Reception for the exhibit on April 7, 2023 from 5pm to 7pm. [The reception is free and open to the public. Please come and bring a friend.]
ROB RUDICK | Artist's Statement
I became interested in photography playing around with my father’s Polaroid (8 exposures to the roll). The instantaneity was amazing. I later went through a photographic phase as a black and white street film photographer. I wanted to be the next Henri Cartier-Bresson. I honed this skill during a trip by land (mostly) from Texas to Bolivia. That’s how I majored in photography and Latin American studies. And then digital came along, and the immediacy of the image returned. My portfolio expanded vastly, to landscapes, architecture, flowers, interiors, exteriors, landscapes, antique cars, or objects that we see every day.
I’m currently the Managing Director of the Artists’ Alliance (AA) Art Gallery in Colonial Beach. I’ve been with AA since we opened in 2018, and show my work there monthly. I am excited to be the featured artist at the reopening of the Tappahannock Art Gallery in April. This gives me the opportunity to exhibit work from the varied portfolio I described above. I am also the coordinator for Photo Salon, a decades-old group of serious photographers that meets regularly, and I serve on the Board of Art for the People, an organization committed to bringing art activities to underserved groups (both in Takoma Park, MD).
I see a lot of beautiful art regularly. I like photos that pop a bit. I’m taken by the sheer beauty of a subject, and also whimsy. I love color, except when it’s not necessary. I see the world as through the lens of a camera, and I shoot what crosses my path. I describe myself as a reactive photographer. I still retain a love for black and white photography (and include some B&W in this show). I appreciate good printing, and working digitally allows for a lot of creativity. I regularly print on watercolor paper (and use a cold wax finish) and canvas, in addition to traditional photo papers. These non-traditional photo media give the work a different look. My bottom line as a photographer is to produce a work of art that bears repeated viewings from its audience.
Artists’ Alliance Art Gallery
100 Taylor Street | Colonial Beach, VA 22443
301 452 1333