Ambiguous Edges | Arthur Fleischman and Scott Pollack

Ambiguous Edges—Paintings by Arthur Fleischman, Photographs by Scott Pollack—Artist Opening Reception at Drinkwater’s, Cambridge

Drinkwater’s will host Ambiguous Edges—an exhibit of the two artists’ work. Although long-time collaborators, this will be the first time their work will be shown together.

Arthur Fleischman and Scott Pollack use different approaches to create images, which draw the viewer’s attention to the ways they find meaning and beauty in looking at the real world.

Human perception is tuned to give us special pleasure when we see the human form and certain natural conditions. We experience this pleasure as beauty. The photographs and paintings in this show evoke, rather than describe, the world around us.

People discern discreet objects in the surrounding chaos by detecting edges and identifying fields of color. The ambiguous edges seen in these images examine the relationship between an object and its environment. The fields of color and texture suggest surface geometries that are not always typical of actual objects. These mystifying traits encourage viewers to self-consciously organize their understanding of what they see.

To produce these images each artist usually manipulates the image as a whole instead of assembling various components. Evolving images this way demands that the artist use probabilistic methods, which ensure that chaos is always a vital element.

About Arthur Fleischman: Arthur Fleischman grew up in Detroit and now lives in Boston. His art encompasses music, watercolor, printmaking, jewelry, photography and digital painting.

For further information and images of his work: www.untoldmillions.com

About Scott Pollack: Scott Pollack lives in Cambridge and is a principal at Arrowstreet, a Somerville architecture firm.  His images of the female form are not intended to be renderings of reality but explorations of how we are able to see more in an image than is actually present on the paper.

For further information and images of his work: www.emergentimage.com

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