Thursday, September 24, 2009

PRESS RELEASE: David Russell Digital Art Exhibit

Photographer David Russell will exhibit new work reflecting his exploration of digital art and painting in a one-day exhibit on Sunday, October 4, at the Northgate Community Hall, 275 Northgate Road, Burlington, VT. The exhibit will be open from 1-5:00 p.m., with an artist reception from 3-4:30 p.m.

David has been a photographer for forty years, specializing in both street and fashion photography. This solo show marks his entry into the world of digital art and digital painting. Though some believe digital art is not “real” art, Russell disagrees. “Although materials and styles may vary, artists will continue to explore new methods and mediums, while retaining the important rules of composition, form, and color,” he says. Instead of a canvas, paint, and brushes, he uses a digital camera and technology to create his paintings. Beginning with a well thought out photograph giving much attention to composition, lighting, and color, he then uses the pixels of color within the photograph as paint, and alters the focus, color, and form to create a painting.

“For me, photography is just the beginning of a process of creating images,” Russell states. “The rest is art and imagination.”