Stephen Sheffield Photography and Mixed Media
On view October 20-November 15
Opening reception Friday, October 20, 6-8 p.m.
Influenced by the modern masters of photography and surrealism, specifically, Carrie Mae Weams, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Duane Michals and Rene Magritte, Stephen Sheffield creates images that are often heroic and dreamlike at the same time. Each image could be considered a performance and the dark suited “everyman” is the muse with Sheffield inhabiting the suit or a diminutive stand-in. Using large format black and white film and an antique press camera, the mood of his photos is enhanced by the purposeful and expressive imperfections of age and medium.