Winning shots from Garrison Art Center’s biennial show
By Alison Rooney
Francis Naumann, a curator, scholar and dealer who specializes in Dada and Surrealist artists, had his work cut out for him as juror of the biennial PHOTOcentric show at the Garrison Art Center, which continues through Jan. 7.
The art center received 117 entries from across the country, with 721 images, from which he chose 50 for the exhibit. Awards were given in three categories: nature, people and “open,” along with a director’s choice selected by the art center’s Katie Schmidt Feder. Naumann awarded Best in Show to Thomas Whitworth for “Constructed Realities (Broken Cup/Unhappy Nude),” which contains nudity and can be viewed by clicking here. (The second-place winner of the Open division, “The Kitchen,” by Julie Jacobs and Melissa Schlobohm, also contains nudity and can be viewed at this link.)
All the works on display at PHOTOcentric, which was established in 2009 by Cali Gorevic and Lucille Tortora, are for sale, along with a color exhibition catalog.
The Garrison Art Center is located at 23 Garrison’s Landing, and the gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Monday. See garrisonartcenter.org.