Join the artist, Spiro Metaxas, for the opening of his exhibition at the Shenkman Arts Center, in the Trinity Art Gallery, Salon A. Light refreshments will be served. Fine art prints will be available for purchase during the entire exhibition showing (May 23 – June 18). Please feel free to invite and share this event with your friends!
About the Artist
Spiro Metaxas is an amateur street photographer living in Ottawa, Ontario. Having grown up in the suburbs of Laval, Quebec, and spending much of his waking life in the city in Montreal, he is no stranger to the contrasting energy of quietude and congestion. His photographic practice explores themes of solitude, abstraction, contemplation and mystery. As a street photographer, his images are created from chance and the ability to notice aesthetic elements unfolding out from the lives of others and the spaces they inhabit. As an emerging artist, the Shenkman Arts Centre is the first public exhibition of his work. His work can also be found on his website (www.metaxaskid.com).
American photographer Sam Abell once said that photography, distinct from other art forms, best serves “the desire humans have for a moment – this very moment – to stay.” The idea of framing singular moments from the kineticism of life threads itself through my photographic practice. My approach to street photography for the viewer is twofold. In one sense, to draw the viewer into contemplation of what is being presented and build their own narrative from the content of the composition. By extension, it also obliges the viewer to reflect upon the moments that constitute their owns lives, however mundane or taken for granted. As such, much of my work often presents people in solitude, or alone among strangers, wrapped up in the fabric of their own world. It is a humble attempt to frame the lives of others into implicit stories of candor, beauty and mystery.
Little Moments is a series of candid street photographs that capture life from the perspective of others, binding serendipity and composition into brief stories for the viewer to enjoy. The themes of vulnerability, solitude, and contemplation are present within the series.
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