Saturday, March 10th
March 8th – April 7th
Media Arts Center & Gallery
609-B w. State St. Media, PA
Thursday – Saturday, 4-7pm
Keith Sharp: Projections
The Media Arts Council is thrilled to showcase recent works by Media based photographer Keith Sharp.
Sharp started out as a street photographer, photographing in a very direct and straightforward manner. He enjoyed finding and taking pictures of quirky, subtle, and humorous groupings of things. Sharp then began to create his own images by creating props, that he placed in real scenes. These performances or tableaus were then re-photographed for the final image. Several years back, he switched to color and the use of Photoshop. Now Sharp has been constructing his images on the computer using street and straight photography as a starting point for his assemblages.
Sharp states, “By transforming the ordinary world around me, I attempt to create mysterious, subtle, and poetic images that cause the viewer to do a double take. I create playful and surreal images that mimic reality and make us question photographic truth. All of my work is conceptual, intuitive, has a performance element to it, and explores the boundaries of the outside and inside.”
Keith Sharp is a photographer based in Media, PA. Solo exhibitions include: Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, PA; The Arts Club of Washington, Washington, DC; The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE; and FotoFest, Houston, TX. His work was included in various group shows, including: Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA; Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE; and the Robin Rice Gallery, New York, NY. Collections include the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC; State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA; West Collection at SEI Investments Company, Oaks, PA; Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR; and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Radnor, PA.