Here are the photos I'm currently exhibiting at the Saratoga Community Federal Credit Union (23 Division St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866) in the Saratoga Arts Art in Public Spaces program. These photos are for sale--all sales (from Jan 8th-Jan 29) are handled through Saratoga Arts; for purchase information, please contact Saratoga Arts' office at 518-584-4132, M-F, 9-5.
A note about how I chose photos for this exhibition. The Saratoga Community Federal Credit Union has very tight space for displaying art, mostly within a customer waiting area with different colored walls, and one larger wall behind a desk. The waiting area is small, which is an opportunity to choose photos that work best when viewed up close. But the space behind the desk allows for a larger piece that almost has to be viewed from a greater distance. Also, the choice of art was dictated by the background color of the walls (not usually a factor in an art gallery), as well as pieces that fit well together.
For the more intimate waiting area, I chose pieces that often don't get viewed up close (for example, the metal scrap heap in Galway, Ireland). There's a lot of detail there. The same is true of the threesome (graffiti on the tower at Skidmore College's North Woods; coal sand on the beach at Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire; charcoal sand from Block Island, RI)--up close you see details that aren't apparent when viewed from afar. The threesome also was deliberately chosen because of the background color, so they work together with different locations but similar palettes.
I also wanted a mix of abstract and natural, because that reflects the dual nature of my photography. And because the bank is situated in the middle of Saratoga, it made sense to choose several photos that were taken in and around Saratoga. The largest photo (18 x 24) is situated behind the desk just to the right of the entrance. It's a photo of 'herm' from Congress Park, and it's large enough that it can easily be seen from across the customer area. It's flanked by two smaller photos of place in Ireland (I did this in part to counter the miserable weather we are having in Saratoga this winter).
Thanks to Emma Huneck of Saratoga Arts for making this opportunity available to me, and to the staff at the Saratoga Community Federal Credit Union for making me welcome in their bank, and for providing much-needed assistance (and patience) while I mounted the display.