s.m. dyer
 Blues  This is the origin of plants, and what destroys them. It elevated mankind, nourished us, warmed us. It is the beginning of long conversations, and reasons for long pauses. Somber, yet magnificent. It is my hope that you too, can endlessly gaze upon this, and feel the ferocity of the silence.  32 x 48,  giclee print, cotton museum rag, acrylic glaze, frameless mount 1600.00  Limited Edition of 24  other sizes available

photographic abstraction

 

This art exhibit is about photographic abstraction. Photographic Abstraction is a process where the photographer records an abstraction of an ordinary object, therefore challenging its essence.  There are about as many  ‘techniques’ used to create these works, as there are works.  After amassing quite a few photographs, but still not achieving my goal of a true abstract photograph, I realized there were certain criteria that must be met.  First, does the picture represent something real/tangible?  Second, does the abstracted image alter the viewers’ perspective of the initial subject?  Next, does the image require the viewer to participate?  And lastly, is the viewer exposed to a higher reality of the image?

 All these pieces are a simple representation of random subjects, yet all these subjects are connected.  Each nurtures human life.  Wassily Kandinsky said, "Color is the power which directly influences the soul."  And I think you'll find here, the use of color, or lack thereof, removes the commonality and creates an image of unknown origin, thus elevating it to some higher reality.  It is my hope that each image will move you, make you wonder, and soothe you.  It is also my hope that your very first words are, what is that?  Someone once said, form is feeling.  I hope you are feeling something as you gaze at the work before you.

Dec 2016 - Sept 2017

Galleria Scalia, Soho, 311 West Broadway, NYC

 Blues  This is the origin of plants, and what destroys them. It elevated mankind, nourished us, warmed us. It is the beginning of long conversations, and reasons for long pauses. Somber, yet magnificent. It is my hope that you too, can endlessly gaze upon this, and feel the ferocity of the silence.  32 x 48,  giclee print, cotton museum rag, acrylic glaze, frameless mount 1600.00  Limited Edition of 24  other sizes available

Blues

This is the origin of plants, and what destroys them. It elevated mankind, nourished us, warmed us. It is the beginning of long conversations, and reasons for long pauses. Somber, yet magnificent. It is my hope that you too, can endlessly gaze upon this, and feel the ferocity of the silence.

32 x 48,

giclee print, cotton museum rag, acrylic glaze, frameless mount
1600.00

Limited Edition of 24

other sizes available

 Matisse  "Where I got the color red—to be sure, I just don't know, I find that all these things . . . only become what they are to me when I see them together with the color red."  -Matisse  Matisse was referring to his painting, The Red Studio, a painting that helped issue in the modern age, and a painting that made such an impression on me. I’ve looked into it for hours. In The Red Studio, Matisse defied spatial illusion, so with that as a challenge, this is my version, and a nod to a master. The white figures are yours to identify.  32 x 48,  giclee print, cotton museum rag, acrylic glaze, frameless mount 1600.00  Limited Edition of 24  other sizes available

Matisse

"Where I got the color red—to be sure, I just don't know, I find that all these things . . . only become what they are to me when I see them together with the color red."

-Matisse

Matisse was referring to his painting, The Red Studio, a painting that helped issue in the modern age, and a painting that made such an impression on me. I’ve looked into it for hours. In The Red Studio, Matisse defied spatial illusion, so with that as a challenge, this is my version, and a nod to a master. The white figures are yours to identify.

32 x 48,

giclee print, cotton museum rag, acrylic glaze, frameless mount
1600.00

Limited Edition of 24

other sizes available

 Ancien  When I saw ‘the vase’, I was mesmerized by the way time created the image. I could feel every person who trampled over it, every raindrop, and snowflake that fell. Each touch, every fragment that broke away, molding what you see before you. The Egyptians believed the color green gives protection. Bathing the image in an ancient green, solidified the textures, and now protects the image from time. I am thrilled with the results! This image can also be found on the set of HBO’s Succession.  36 x 24,  giclee print, cotton museum rag, acrylic glaze, frameless mount  1200.00  Limited Edition of 24  other sizes available

Ancien

When I saw ‘the vase’, I was mesmerized by the way time created the image. I could feel every person who trampled over it, every raindrop, and snowflake that fell. Each touch, every fragment that broke away, molding what you see before you. The Egyptians believed the color green gives protection. Bathing the image in an ancient green, solidified the textures, and now protects the image from time. I am thrilled with the results! This image can also be found on the set of HBO’s Succession.

36 x 24,

giclee print, cotton museum rag, acrylic glaze, frameless mount

1200.00

Limited Edition of 24

other sizes available

 Bluewest   It was a perfect day. I remember saying, look at the sky – it’s extraordinary! But the magic happened when I saw this. I loved how the white slab so boldly cut through a sea of blue! I was intrigued by it’s simplicity, yet how striking it was from afar. Blue, this majestic blue, in so many cultures, and in music, means spirituality, and I certainly do feel a calmness when I stare into this expanse.  32 x 48,  giclee print, cotton museum rag, acrylic glaze, frameless mount 1650.00  Limited Edition of 24  other sizes available

Bluewest

It was a perfect day. I remember saying, look at the sky – it’s extraordinary! But the magic happened when I saw this. I loved how the white slab so boldly cut through a sea of blue! I was intrigued by it’s simplicity, yet how striking it was from afar. Blue, this majestic blue, in so many cultures, and in music, means spirituality, and I certainly do feel a calmness when I stare into this expanse.
32 x 48,

giclee print, cotton museum rag, acrylic glaze, frameless mount
1650.00

Limited Edition of 24

other sizes available

 Van Gogh  What can I say? I saw these patterns, these shapes, the movement, and I was fascinated! It streamed toward me, creating it’s own life and images. People ask if it’s a pencil drawing, or pen and ink, no, it’s a photograph. I love how you can see so many scenes within this scene, becoming your own story! Other than the conversion to B&W, this is the way it was made, bubbling up at me, inviting me to share in its wonder. It's name is an homage to Van Gogh, who was able to paint incredible movement.  32 x 48,  giclee print, cotton museum rag, acrylic glaze, frameless mount 1600.00  Limited Edition of 24  other sizes available

Van Gogh

What can I say? I saw these patterns, these shapes, the movement, and I was fascinated! It streamed toward me, creating it’s own life and images. People ask if it’s a pencil drawing, or pen and ink, no, it’s a photograph. I love how you can see so many scenes within this scene, becoming your own story! Other than the conversion to B&W, this is the way it was made, bubbling up at me, inviting me to share in its wonder. It's name is an homage to Van Gogh, who was able to paint incredible movement.

32 x 48,

giclee print, cotton museum rag, acrylic glaze, frameless mount
1600.00

Limited Edition of 24

other sizes available

 BW1  Sometimes seeing a picture is like a rock hitting you over the head. You know. The shutter that goes off in your mind triggers, and you are excited to get home to see what you’ve taken. This is one such picture. It was massive, yet so beautiful!  48 1/2 x 36 5/16,  cotton museum rag, acrylic glaze, frameless mount $1600.00  other sizes available     Limited Edition of 24

BW1

Sometimes seeing a picture is like a rock hitting you over the head. You know. The shutter that goes off in your mind triggers, and you are excited to get home to see what you’ve taken. This is one such picture. It was massive, yet so beautiful!

48 1/2 x 36 5/16,

cotton museum rag, acrylic glaze, frameless mount
$1600.00

other sizes available

 

Limited Edition of 24

 Snow and trees  When I showed this abstraction to my mom, she said, “It looks like snow and trees”. I stumbled upon this image while I was out for a walk. Cameraless. I rushed home to get it, praying I could outrun the subtleties of the sun. It’s another example of how nature creates art using all of it's wares. After a couple of trips back, I finally got the picture I wanted. I like how this works in BW as well. I’ve included both on the website, I have smaller versions of this that are treated with paint that are pretty incredible. The paint illuminates the image.  34 1/2 x 58 1/2,  giclee print, cotton museum rag, acrylic glaze, frameless mount 1800.00  Limited Edition of 24  other sizes available

Snow and trees

When I showed this abstraction to my mom, she said, “It looks like snow and trees”. I stumbled upon this image while I was out for a walk. Cameraless. I rushed home to get it, praying I could outrun the subtleties of the sun. It’s another example of how nature creates art using all of it's wares. After a couple of trips back, I finally got the picture I wanted. I like how this works in BW as well. I’ve included both on the website, I have smaller versions of this that are treated with paint that are pretty incredible. The paint illuminates the image.

34 1/2 x 58 1/2,

giclee print, cotton museum rag, acrylic glaze, frameless mount
1800.00

Limited Edition of 24

other sizes available

 pink  Art. Life. It’s all about perspective. Your reference to something can significantly change how you consider it. That is so true in abstract art. Remove the guidelines and you leave the viewer dangling out there, and your only wish is, as the artist, that the viewer only sees the beauty that you saw. People see a dimension in this piece that I didn’t see until there were viewers. This abstraction can also be seen on the set of HBO's Succession.  48 x 32,  giclee print, cotton museum rag, acrylic glaze, frameless mount 1600.00  Limited Edition of 24  other sizes available   

pink

Art. Life. It’s all about perspective. Your reference to something can significantly change how you consider it. That is so true in abstract art. Remove the guidelines and you leave the viewer dangling out there, and your only wish is, as the artist, that the viewer only sees the beauty that you saw. People see a dimension in this piece that I didn’t see until there were viewers. This abstraction can also be seen on the set of HBO's Succession.

48 x 32,

giclee print, cotton museum rag, acrylic glaze, frameless mount
1600.00

Limited Edition of 24

other sizes available

 

 Pearl 2  There’s just something about this image. It even hangs in my bedroom. The colors and texture, there was an amazing afternoon sun that day which just illuminated it- gave it life. Grabs my attention every time.  14 11/16 x 22,  giclee print, canvas, acrylic glaze, frameless mount 750.00  other sizes available

Pearl 2

There’s just something about this image. It even hangs in my bedroom. The colors and texture, there was an amazing afternoon sun that day which just illuminated it- gave it life. Grabs my attention every time.

14 11/16 x 22,

giclee print, canvas, acrylic glaze, frameless mount
750.00

other sizes available

 Pearl 1  This was my breakthrough image! So far, no one has guessed what it is. I love that! An image concealed, yet in plain sight. This little morsel can be found in most households. Can you tell what it is?   14 11/16 x 22,  giclee print, canvas, acrylic glaze, frameless mount                                                                                                                             750.00  other sizes available

Pearl 1

This was my breakthrough image! So far, no one has guessed what it is. I love that! An image concealed, yet in plain sight. This little morsel can be found in most households. Can you tell what it is?


14 11/16 x 22,

giclee print, canvas, acrylic glaze, frameless mount                                                                                                                             750.00

other sizes available

 snow and trees BW

snow and trees BW