March 15 – June 5, 2022
20 March, 2022 - In Person Artist Reception, 4pm Eastern
17 May, 2022 - Online Artist Talk, 7pm Eastern
My photographic explorations mirror the disjointed, fragmented and conflicted nature of my personal experiences and use visual metaphors that layer textures, reflecting internal chaos and emotional turbulence.
I am inspired to explore the emotional complexity that influences visual imagery, which our brains simplify as we perceive, absorb and comprehend information. Normally our eyes see all of the visual information but our brains simplify to one or two major objects. In taking these pictures based in the real world, the camera lets us see the rich visual complexity and multiple layers that we do not conventionally perceive.
This multilayered approach is influenced by growing up in New York City where I was enthralled by shop windows, reflecting the constant activity and often chaotic moments of the city, mirroring a fleeting and mesmerizing world. To illustrate this perspective the photographs featured in this exhibition are created “in camera” as single images without multiple exposures or adding content during post-processing.
About Philip Sager –
Philip Sager is a fine art photographer who grew up in the heart of New York City, filled with experiences that only an international city can offer. He now lives across the county in another geographically small but equally urban center: San Francisco.
While his artistic work focuses on confronting the complexity of perception and how our brains simplify, absorb, and comprehend information, Sager is directly influenced by his subliminal mind, memory, and metaphors mirroring the fragmented and conflictual nature of emotive experience. It comes naturally for Sager to combine art and science, given his long academic and professional history of scientific pursuits researching the heart and the mind. Sager studied photography at MIT, Yale University, the Apeiron Workshops.
His photographs are firmly placed in the real world, as they are created “in camera” as single images without multiple exposures or added content during post-processing.
His work is in private collections and has been shown in multiple galleries.