Beyond the Proof Sheet (Rao Musunuru Gallery, PHSC 8/22 to 9/27/2013

Beyond the Proof Sheet, Selected works at the Rao Musunuru Gallery on the campus of Pasco-Hernando Community College

Beyond The Proof Sheet
Selected Works By
Michael Conway

Michael Conway uses photography as a vehicle to explore the after-effect of an image by following a progression from the original photographic image to the finished painting. Whether it’s a negative on a proof sheet or a thumbnail from a digital collection, it all starts with the frame and a long inquiring gaze. Mixed-media materials allow Conway to expand the meaning of an image that opens a whole new world for the viewer to interpret.

About the art: “When I first looked at the individual image that is the foundation for the four seasons of Degradated Shadows, I clearly saw the progression through each panel from winter through fall. The first panel remains black and white—a metaphor for the death or sleep of winter—then the seasons evolve through the addition of color.

In addition to the exhibition of work, Michael will be giving a lecture on September 5th at 5pm on the subject of his show, ‘Beyond the Proof Sheet.’ He will illustrate and discuss the process of taking the image as photographed through the camera and creating a mixed media piece.

The Rao Musunuru, M.D. Art Gallery’s Influential Impressions 2013-2014 exhibit line-up will provide gallery visitors the opportunity to experience eclectic, impressionistic and insightful art that has influenced the world. The Gallery presents various art forms including ceramicists, illustrators, painters, photographers, print- makers, and sculptors throughout the year and encourages us to discover a different view of our world – to make art a part of everyday life. Located within the Alric C.T. Pottberg Library on the West Campus in New Port Richey, the 1,000-square-foot exhibition space was designed to maximize the beauty of displayed works of art, optimally showcasing each exhibit with the natural light that floods the area. The Rao Musunuru, M.D. Art Gallery is named in honor of cardiologist Rao Musunuru M.D., in recognition of his generous support of PHCC and his commitment and passion for the community. He has served on the District board of Trustees since 1999 and served three times as Board Chairman.

Located at the Rao Musunuru, M.D. Art Gallery
Pasco-Hernando State College
10230 Ridge Rd, Port Richey, FL 34654