Exhibit – Two Generations / Father & Son

Opening Reception: March 28, 2013, 5–6:30 pm

March 20 – April 10, 2013

Manchester, NH

New Hampshire Institute Of Art

French Building Gallery

“The works of father and son Paul Caponigro and John Paul Caponigro are featured in the photographic exhibit “Two Generations.” Over twenty images by each artist highlight the two careers of this family of artists. The juxtaposition of traditional darkroom images and the more contemporary digital photographs may seem startling at first. Both artists utilize a different medium and a different vision. Paul is a traditional straight shooter and John is a process artist. After careful inspection what is more apparent are the similarities, the vestiges of the fact that this is the work of father and son. It is apparent each artist’s work influences the other and many of their key interests are the same. Both artists share a deep reverence for nature, a love of stone, a fascination with the subtle palettes of the natural environment, and a strong dedication to their craft.”

Find out more here.

You’re invited! My Annual Open Studio Exhibit (in my gallery/studio in Cushing, Maine) of New Work from 2008 is open for one weekend only – August 2-3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. I’ll discuss my work daily at 2 p.m, sign books at 3 p.m, and post content online at 6 p.m. This is the best time to see and purchase new work as introductory prices are available for a limited time only. (Thereafter, private viewings for print purchases will scheduled by appointment only.)

This summer’s event simultaneously presents two galleries of work – one highlighting bold color and the other highlighting drawn forms. These new images are my most painterly to date. Upstairs, bright, bold colors exude a lush sensuality, producing an almost physical sensation while evoking strong emotional responses. These new additions to several of my most popular series simply glow. Downstairs, spaciously atmospheric compositions are filled with subtle iridescent whites, grays, and blacks. New work from the series Refraction reveals an evolution in my recent explorations into incorporating drawn elements with photographs.  If photographs are light drawings, these are also drawings of light. Simultaneously representational and abstract, this daring new work contains a powerful energy that transports the viewer.

During the exhibition, video documenting my recent related explorations with environmental performance art can be seen in the studio and here on this blog.

And don’t forget to see the Two Generations (father and son) exhibit at the Maine Media Workshops.

You can see two exhibits in one day!

Get information on my Annual Exhibit here.
Check my blog for the most up to date information on the event.
Check out my blog during the event to see video of my new installations.
Check out my Gallery to see more images.
Check out my Gallery during and after the exhibit to see new images.

Contact us here for print purchases.

Father and son exhibit together in a special exhibit – Two Generations (Paul Caponigro and John Paul Caponigro) at the Maine Media Workshops. The exhibit runs from July 26 to August 22. Saturday, July 26 from 4-6 pm is the opening and at 7 pm I’ll present a lecture. The following day we’ll run a special workshop (all proceeds benefit scholarships for aspiring photographers at MMW); with a visit to and demonstration in our personal studios – first in my father’s studio (analog) and then in my studio (digital).

Two Generations was first exhibited in 1995 at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport, Maine. Following that, it’s traveled to many museums and galleries including the George Eastman House in Rochester, NY. It’s been several years since its last showing. Now, it’s been updated with new work and it’s coming to Maine Media Workshop’s Union Hall in Rockport, Maine. The prints are drawn from my personal collection. There are over 50 prints (silver gelatin and pigmented ink) representing classic highlights from our careers as master printers.

Our work is at once very similar and very different.

Our processes are entirely different. My father remains one of the premiere masters of 20th century technology while I’ve become one of the leading pioneers in 21st century technology. I work primarily in color, my father works primarily in black and white – though we both work with the other palette on a more limited basis.

On a more soulful note, our work is very similar. We both share intense interests in nature and spirituality. Our primary impulses are essentially mystical and poetic. Our themes and our stances towards nature and art are closely allied.

This show is actually somewhat nostalgic for me. At the age of 19, I had my very first group exhibit at The Workshops with my father, George Tice, and Eliot Porter.

Want to hear what happens when father and son share scotch?

Read our father son conversation here (first published in View Camera magazine in 1995).

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