Please join us for a conversation with Stephen Albair online in the Griffin Zoom Room on Tuesday April 5th at 7pm Eastern / 4pm Pacific.
Stephen will be talking about his creative journey and the exhibition, Silent Scenes, on the walls of the Griffin through June 5th, 2022.
This event is FREE to members, $10 for Non Members. Register for this engaging conversation below.
Here is what Albair had to say about his work:
Life’s ambiguities—love, loss, and longing—are subjects for my artworks. Found objects combined together in a tight space link, and create a dialogue. The silent conversation becomes a reflection of my experiences as an artist, teacher, traveler, and twin. This process is based on traditional tableau photography in which models on a stage remain motionless for an observer. The camera simply records the scene.
In my works, found objects appear like actors on a stage, frozen in time. Just as there are many ways of looking at the past and the present, tableaus narrate many possibilities. Story threads diverge while the viewer searches for meaning. The resulting photograph has a painterly quality which reveals and conceals layers of information. While specific interpretations are left to the viewer, according to their own experiences, my staged objects create an expectation that something meaningful just happened—or is about to.