Dec. 28, 2011
"A sunny day on Main Street" by John Horwitz
-- An exhibit of photographic art by John Horwitz will be on display in The Focal Point Gallery from January 5th until February 5th, with reception on January 13th, 6-9 pm. The exhibit is in four parts: “Lady of the Lake”, the “Painted” series, “P.E.S.O. (Pictures Every So Often)” and a few of his most innovative works to date. Mr. Horwitz, a native of Boston, is the past president of the Northern Indiana Artists Association and past director of the Washington Street Gallery. His work has been on exhibit in the Art Institute of Chicago, Oxford University in England, Purdue University, South Bend Regional Museum of Art and the Lubeznik Center for the Arts in Michigan City, Ind.
"We often see a final image and are struck by the color, light or texture of a world interpreted by the artist. It may be real, surreal, an impression or abstraction. We compare it to the experience and decide if it is truth or beauty, brutal reality or unjustly critical. It is in this end result of a lifetime of learning, and a continued quest for understanding that we stand and gaze at a photograph, canvas or sculpture and wonder what brought this work together as we see it." - John Horwitz
“My work is PostModern, mid 20th century, put another way; time… caught forever for you to ponder and enjoy, look at in wonderment or dismiss as casually as a shadow passing your doorstep. Look closely else it is gone forever with the whisps of tobacco smoke or the fine threads of cotton in the sweet summer sunshine of the South.” - John Horwitz
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