Can’t-miss color at The Photography Show

Work by Serge Najjar (left) and Liat Elbling (right), with Ysabel LeMay in the background.

It’s the weekend, and there are still two days left at The Photography Show! As you make the rounds, you won’t be able to pass up the color in our booth. Stop by and see our featured artists adept at utilizing color in their photographs.

Kate Breakey
Kate is best known for her large-scale photographic work with birds and flowers that she painstakingly brings back to life with colored pencils. In 2014, Breakey turned her focus to the land, and the small details of everyday life: a hummingbird resting on a tree limb, a wilting tulip, figs on a counter, the moon setting over the mountain, trees swaying in the evening dusk. Produced as Orotones (prints made on glass and backed with 23k gold leaf) Breakey creates small objects that command our attention, using an early technique to comment on the beauty, fragility and simplicity of her daily surroundings.

Liat Elbling
In her series Interactions and Proposals for Disorder, Liat constructs monochromatic, geometric environments to be photographed. Liat states that the final product addresses “perspective, light and shade, examines the relationship between two-dimensionality and three-dimensionality, and encounters between materials, colors and textures. I wish to explore of course principles which are prevalent in photography – creating a replica in relation to the original, visual deceptions and disruption of space – but also am fascinated by how we can, briefly, simply, almost just ‘forget’ about the photograph.”


Ysabel LeMay
Ysabel’s technique is very straightforward, yet extremely time consuming. She photographs flora, birds, tree limbs, flowers, and anything else she finds along her daily walks. Once back in the studio, she assembles all her files into her computer and starts layering images, using hundreds of individual files to construct each final photograph. Balancing color, light and subject, Ysabel creates pieces that vibrate with an intensity often experienced in dreams.

Galaxy, 2016 by Serge Najjar
Galaxy, 2016 © Serge Najjar

Serge Najjar
Five years ago, Serge Najjar started photographing the interaction of people and architecture in his native Beirut, where he also practices law. Influenced by the work of Kazimir Malevich, Josef Albers, Ellsworth Kelly, Frank Stella, and Alexander Rodchenko, Najjar took to the streets, focusing his lens on daily routines: construction workers sitting on a building ledge during lunch break, the sharp lines of a high-rise facade, a man looking out an open window, and children sitting on a windowsill. Whether working in Beirut, Munich or other places he visits, Najjar’s vision is unwavering – to show other people what they may not see themselves.

Holly Roberts
Roberts uses paint to define the photographic image, allowing the brush to guide her through a piece — to move forward while still being led. In 1980, while living on a Zuni reservation in New Mexico, Roberts quietly painted on photographs she had taken of her husband, children, animals and friends. The results of her efforts was startling, as her work was embraced across the country for its innovative style and psychological dramas which confront the anguish, joy, challenges and complexities involved in daily life.

Click here to see a complete list of all our featured artists.

The Photography Show, presented by AIPAD

Wednesday, March 29
Vernissage: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thursday, March 30 through Saturday, April 1
12:00 – 8:00 pm

Sunday, April 2
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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