Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Essence And Accident: Exhibit Of Hugh Crawford's Photographs


Photo By Hugh Crawford


I am an admirer of Hugh Crawford's photography. His work can be seen daily on Only The Blog Knows Brooklyn. Next month, his work will be exhibited at the Old Stone House. Mark your calendar.


Essence And Accident: Photographs By Hugh Crawford



You are cordially invited to the opening of Essence and Accident: Photographs by Hugh Crawford at the Old Stone House on April 28, 2009 from 6-8 p.m.


Hugh Crawford's photographs of the city, rural ground, trees and water are passionately formal evocations of the visually serendipitous landscape of rural California and Brooklyn. His close studies of airplanes and trees have the intricate and expressionistic quality of a Jackson Pollack. In Crawford's pictures of Coney Island in the snow, the faded amusement park site is transformed into a moonscape of fake palm trees and the scrappy relics of a bygone era. His extreme close-ups of water reveal an abstract world of mood and motion that are meditative and supremely seductive.

Hugh Crawford has been taking photographs since he was a child growing up on a walnut farm in Northern California. He studied photography and received a BA from Bard College and an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts. His editorial work has appeared in Rolling Stone, New York Magazine, Tattler and Newsweek. His fine art work has been exhibited in numerous galleries in NYC and San Francisco. A recipient of a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation, he was also a artist-in-residence at ArtPark in Buffalo, NY. He is currently at work on a book about Polaroid photographer Jamie Livingston. His photos can be seen daily on the No Words Daily Pix feature of Only the Blog Knows Brooklyn (otbkb.com) A freelance photographer and computer software developer, Hugh lives in Park Slope with his wife, Louise Crawford, and their children, Henry and Alice.

The Where and When

Essence and Accident: Photographs by Hugh Crawford

Opening Party on April 28th from 6-8 p.m.

The show runs through June 30th

The Old Stone House

Fifth Avenue and Third Street in Park Slope.


For information and directions

The gallery is open on weekends and by appointment:

(contact hugh @hughcrawford.com).

The photographer will be in the gallery on Fridays from 4-6 p.m.







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