Sometimes things look disconnected or not quite right. For most, the natural inclination is to seek out symmetry leave items that are anything but to feel jarring or disorienting. For Nick Shotwell, this is the world he seeks and thrives within his work.
Nick Shotwell graduated Keystone College in 2011 with an associate’s degree in fine arts. His work frequently bounces back and forth from leather sculptures to analog photography. He often describes the work he creates as a projection of himself- “Wild and Wounded”.
Excerpt from Artist’s Statement:
They are purely imperfect portraits, offering a character and a mood, and I want the viewer to step forward and offer his or her own story. I don’t want them to simply view my work and move on, nor do I like the idea of forcing a narrative upon them. I would like to include the viewer, and ask them to put forth their own story, I want to collaborate. I want to connect with them. Nothing could make me happier than to turn the radioactive results of my disconnection into an opportunity to connect with others.
For anyone around northeast Pennsylvania, Camera Work Gallery will be hosting Shotwell’s exhibit until the first of September.
For More Information: Camera Work Gallery