Rodney Smith: 45 Years of Photography.
“The shortest distance between reality and mystery is photography” ~ Rodney Smith
His photographs are familiar to many: silhouettes and skylines, a man in a hat, elegant women in elegant gardens. The success of his work lies in the fact that his photographs look as if they were born out of an earlier era, full of classic gentlemen in suits, women in long gowns, and a distinct lack of stable physics.
Rodney Smith’s photographs hang in personal and museum collections throughout the world including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Houston Museum of Fine Arts and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Over the past 25 years, Smith has received 50+ awards including First Prize for his book “The End” from International Photography Awards (IPA).
Despite his place in American culture, the man behind the photographs has remained in many ways unknown. This exhibition reveals clues about the photographer and exposes that his signature style is not an accident rather, it is the product of his unusual background, his unique perspective, and his many years of self-analysis.
His new book, Rodney Smith: Photographs, is a crafted collection of writings and photographs that brings together selections from his celebrated blog and the pictures they illuminate. An equally adept writer as he is photographer, the book is a deeply personal window into the artists’ mind. (And it’s funny too).
Smith will be in attendance at the opening night Tuesday, December 29th to sign copies of his book.
Rodney will be in attendance at Gallery Walk, Tuesday December 29th.