Please Join the Uptown Downtown Art Gallery for the Opening Reception of Bob Chilton’s Exhibit – International Nightscapes
Date: Friday, August 26, 2016
Time: 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.
Uptown Downtown Art Gallery
301 N. San Jacinto Street
Rockwall, Texas 75087
Exhibit Will Run from August 26, 2016 – September 10, 2016
For interested art collectors, Chilton’s work will be available for purchase.
Bob’s Artist Statement for the Show
There are photographs of the ocean, there are images of nature, and there are pictures of real life, but when I consider the numerous opportunities available to a photographer, I am eternally drawn to the dark side of the day.
This constant fascination arouses the passion within me to venture out after dark, late in the evening, to examine the depth and diversity of each night’s beauty. The night’s drama and eeriness draws me in for further inspection, what I discover evokes expressions of awe and wonderment. The raw beauty of the evening is in itself an experience.
Captivated by the dark side of the day I spend many sleepiness nights behind a camera lens. I am familiar with the many unique treasures hidden from view. The artistic process isn’t all done at night. During the daylight hours, I scout possible locations. Later I spend hours editing the countless images that spill onto the computer screen after an evening photography session. Taking pictures is satisfying and fun, but I believe the artistic endeavors lie in the post processing at the computer.
At the computer is where I paint and sculpt artistic images using a mouse and Photoshop. While producing my art, I try to create an image that will evoke a strong emotion from the viewer. It is something I have simplified and narrowed down to as a “WOW.”