Photographer Peter Coffeen has had three exhibitions at the Norfolk Library: two of his own work and one of Secessionist photogravures from his personal collection. This third show of his photographs combines existing and new work.
Peter writes, Peter has had three exhibitions at the Norfolk Library: two of his own work (Norfolk Tulips and Object Lessons- still lifes), and one of Secessionist photogravures from his personal collection. He has participated in many group shows, including Still Life, at Five Points Gallery in Torrington; Pinacoteca Gallery in Bantam; and Noble Horizons in Salisbury. His work has won two second prizes and one first prize in the photography division of The Art of Experience, a juried exhibit of Connecticut artists over seventy at Pomperaug Woods in Southbury.
He is an ex-collector of 19th and 20th century photography and works from his collection have appeared in books on photo history in exhibitions in this country and abroad.
Peter writes, ”I am interested in discovering shapes and designs, both in nature and the built environment, which provoke mystery, affection, wonder and questions. Along with color, the gray scale and, of course, light. Looking, seeing and getting at the essence of a place or thing itself keeps me interested. Inspiration comes from the work of Giorgio Morandi, William Bailey, Charles Scheeler and a master of natural light in photography, Lilo Raymond.”
The library associates will host an opening reception on Sunday, August 6, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Show hours are Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.