Dennis Halkides & Lucius Upshaw – Photography and Sculpture – art show opening at Old City Hall
Show runs: May 5 – June 30
Shasta County Arts Council
Old City Hall
1313 Market St, Redding
Gallery hours: Tue-Thu, noon – 5pm; Fridays, noon – 6pm;
4th Saturday of month, 11am – 3pm
As a photographic artist, I don’t do that, or at least try my best not to. I don’t see myself as a mere “recorder” of what is. I see a subject that interests me and try to identify why it caught my attention…then try to envision what I can make from it. My interpretation. Bottom line test is that it must be something I will proudly hang on my wall. In other words, something about the scene caught my interest-caused me to respond to it, both with my camera and in the post-processing phase of making my image.
My work is both representational, non-representational, and combinations of each. I strive for a sense of beauty and power through the use of simplicity of form and the pleasing relationship of one form to another to create objects of eternal interest.
I often choose people and animals as a vehicle to create new interesting shapes with varying degrees of realism. My art is meant to be enjoyed both in its form and concept. I want to create pieces that will inspire my audience. My work is always based on the idea of lasting beauty.