Andrew Buck: "Rockface" at Real Art Ways in Hartford

© Rockface XXV Andrew Buck
Photographer and client Andrew Buck's show Rockface opens Thursday April 21, 2011 at Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, CT. The show runs until June 10, 2011. From the press release: "Rockface is the result of the artist's three-year examination of the exposed and blasted rock created by mining and road development" which Buck photographed in Connecticut and Maine

From Buck's artist's statement: "This series links the two themes in my work: landscape and abstraction. All of the rock faces I have photographed were created by blasting through hills for construction or for granite and trap rock quarrying. The images are abstract, but they are also concerned with how our impact on the natural landscape creates an entirely new landscape."

The black and white archival carbon pigment prints are velvety and three-dimensional looking.

Also opening there is Zbigniew Grzyb: New Works: Branch/Sky Series

The opening is running during Real Art Ways' third-Thursday Creative Cocktail Hour, Thurs., Apr. 21, 6—8 p.m., $10/$5 Real Art Ways members.

Andrew Buck in "Photography: Three Worlds" at Flinn Gallery, Greenwich

"Tobacco 96"
© Andrew Buck

Photographer Andrew Buck is featured in a new exhibit at the Flinn Gallery with Phil Stein and Lacey Terrell. "Photography: Three Worlds" runs from February 4-March 7, 2010. Flinn Gallery is located at the Greenwich Library, Second Floor, 101 West Putnam Ave., Greenwich, Connecticut.

Images are from Buck's series "Tobacco", "Tobacco Panoramas", and "Ohio Horizon".

Buck says something interesting about the idea of landscape on his website, "My use of the word 'landscape' is based in the writings of John Brinkerhoff Jackson. He went back to the source word, the German landschaften, which referred to that which results when 'man' reconfigures or uses the land, in essence creating his own landscape on the natural landscape. I’ve always found this landscape of much more interest than purely natural landscapes."

Buck's "Tobacco" images made me think of the rural South, but when he said they were from Windsor, Connecticut, he reminded me of Connecticut's role in the cigar industry. The gauzy forms of covered tobacco rows are well-suited to Buck's eye, and his panoramic treatment.

The opening reception is Thursday February 4, from 6-8 PM.


Six Degrees of Separation - Photography show at Windsor Art Center

"Six Degrees of Separation," an exhibit of Connecticut photographers including client Andrew Buck, Steven Cote, Wayne Dombkowski, Jim Duval, Susan Forbes Hansen, and Jack McConnell will be held at Windsor Art Center from January 9 to February 16th. There will be an artists' reception January 9 from 5-7 pm, and there will be an artist talk with Andrew Buck on Saturday January 16 at 1 pm.

Windsor Art Center is located at the Freight House, 40 Mechanic St. Windsor, CT 06095.


Here are a couple of pics from the opening on 1/9 (added 1/14/10)

Andrew Buck (with mic) gave a brief gallery talk, along with the other artists

A patron viewing one of Buck's photographs