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Closing: Mark Fields

  • Jed Williams Gallery 615 Bainbridge Street Philadelphia, PA, 19147 United States (map)

Please join us at the closing reception for "Mark Fields: Photographic Souvenirs in Black and White". There will be wine/refreshments, and Mark's unique, atmospheric photography. Come celebrate with us as Mark Fields' exhibit comes to a close.

About Mark Fields
Mark Fields is a graduate of The Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts. After years of studying piano and exhibiting as a painter, he returned to Fine Art Photography. His work is in collections as diverse as those of Christoph Eschenbach, director of The Philadelphia Orchestra, and Chloe Dao, winner of the hit TV show “Project Runway New York curator Ruben Natal San-Miguel included Mark Field’s work in “The Naked Truth” at New York’s Hous Projects Gallery along with works by Robert Mapplethorpe, Herb Ritts, David La Chapelle, Duane Michals, Nan Goldin and Helmut Newton. Mr. Field’s art and photography has been exhibited in over 30 art galleries and art institutions including: Benjamin Mangel Gallery, The Print Center, Nexus Gallery, Walt Whitman Center for the Arts, University City Science Center Gallery, The Main Line Art Center, Villanova University, Philadelphia Art Alliance, St. Joseph’s University, West Chester University and The University of Pennsylvania.
For three consecutive years, his work was included in the photography auction in NYC, sponsored by “Friends Without Borders,” held at Phillips De Pury. This event organized by Kenro Izu, included many of the world’s photographic luminaries including Herb Ritts, Michael Kenna, Sylvia Plachy, Jerry Uelsmann, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Irving Penn.
His commercial images of Philadelphia are in numerous corporate environments, including the Deloitte Corporation, Drexel University, The Hyatt at the Bellevue and Independence Place in Philadelphia.

Artist Statement
of The greatest influence on my work is music, especially piano music. Music written for the piano is pared down to its most elemental writing without the need for “color” added by an orchestra. There is “coloration” in black and white photographs through the use of of nuanced black, gray and white tones- just like the tones a piano makes. Chopin wrote 95% of his work for the piano. almost all for solo piano. It’s this world of gorgeous blacks, grays and whites that I love.

Earlier Event: March 17
Workshop: Those Who Talk Back
Later Event: March 17
Closing: Punctual Reality