Sunday, February 5, 2017

MONTCLAIR PUBLIC LIBRARY’S POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY SERIES CONTINUES

Montclair Public Library - New Jersey

Matt Roberts: 40 Years of Photography 

WHEN: February 2 to February 28, 2017,  during library hours
WHERE:
Montclair Public Library Gallery, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair

The show is a retrospective of the work of the Montclair-based photographer and collage artist. It explores his work across three mediums: traditional B&W photography from the 1980s and ‘90s; handmade collages from the late ‘90s and early 2000s that incorporate magazine images and/or his own photos, some of which date back to the ‘70s; and, lastly, more recent work in digital photography.

Roberts states:  “All of my work, whether it is in the genres of street photography, landscape, family portraiture, or collage is about capturing and conveying an emotion – a sense of yearning, alienation, disorientation, joy, or the simple pleasure of seeing something familiar in a different light.”

A long-time member of Studio Montclair, Matt Roberts has been active in photography since the 1970s. He studied photography at Hampshire College and in the MFA program at Pratt Institute. A two-time recipient of Fellowships from the New Jersey Council on the Arts, his work has been shown in a wide range of venues in New Jersey, as well as in group shows in galleries in New York, Vermont, Colorado, and Oregon. Roberts recently retired from a 35+ career as a marketing executive, including management positions at The New Yorker, Vogue, GQ, and others (a month-long stint as a commercial photographer’s assistant after Pratt convinced him to make a living another way.)

Be sure take time out of your busy day and enjoy this breathtaking exhibit on display in the gallery throughout the month of February. 

The Library welcomes inquiries from local artists and arts organizations regarding use of the exhibit space.  For further information, please contact the Montclair Public Library (973) 744-0500 ext. 2221.