Event Details

by Steven Agard

Friday, January 26, 2018 through Friday, March 30, 2018
Wellington & Muranyi Galleries


Steven Agard’s exhibit titled “selections” are photographic works inspired by Wisconsin’s rural and urban landscapes.  Beginning his process by “using his camera as a sketchbook” to capture images and ideas while out walking and exploring the outdoors, provides him with the basic framework for the finished picture. He then uses digital editing tools that mirror traditional darkroom techniques, to achieve his desired effects.

The works featured in this exhibition are from several of Agard’s photographic series such as Manifestation I & II, Perimeter, and Fairday. As he worked on these series and watched people interact with them, Agard became more and more interested in apparent surface texture. He comments, “I began to use larger scale to create a sense of surface texture up close that isn’t apparent at a distance; building prints to make the viewer to want to reach out and touch the surface of the paper. Overall, I want the fabric of the image-making process to show, breaking with the conventions of representation that have constrained photography for so long.”

Agard is a co-founder of OpaColor, LLC, which is a professional digital imaging studio in Madison, Wisconsin which specializes in a variety of digital art services and fine art reproductions.

Friday, January 26, 2018
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Gallery Talk: 5:30 pm

Monroe Arts Center gallery exhibitions and opening receptions are free and open to the public.

This exhibit has been made possible by MAC Corporate Underwriter Colony Brands, Inc., and Season Media Underwriters Monroe Publishing, LLC and Big Radio, and with additional support provided by Michael and Shelley, Muranyi, Anonymous, Paul & Sue Barrett, Kevin & Chris Callahan, Pete Guenther & Barb Woodriff, Lee & Chris Knuteson, Don Amphlett & Jan Johnson, Kevin Indergand & Christine Pieper, and Chuck & Chris Wellington.