On display at Roast Coffee and Tea Trading Co. is a solo exhibition featuring a series of minimalist photographs by Chris Zec. This series of photographs finds Zec utilizing seascape reflections to create abstracted minimalist compositions that mesmerizes the viewer as he or she admires the serene natural beauty captured by the artist. The subject matter depicted by the artist, along with the manner in which each image is arranged, invites the viewer to observe the exhibition in quite meditation, as he or she loses his or herself deep in thought, within the tranquil stillness imposed by the pictures.
One piece included in the exhibition is Reed Reflections, No. 1, a photograph that depicts several grass-like reeds that have grown in still waters. Zec voids the photograph of a setting, opting to focus his camera, and the viewer’s attention, on the reeds and its still reflections captured on the water’s surface. The artist magnifies the sharp details of the plant, which pierces the water’s surface with its sharp blades of green with yellow and brown undertones. The grouping of reeds are placed just off-centered, aligned to the left-hand side of the visual plane, allowing the sky-blue listless body of water, caught in the pre-dawn’s light, to fill the remainder of the composition. Upon observing the work, along with others in the exhibition, the viewer becomes transfixed, lost with his or her own thoughts in the void created by the artist.
Chris Zec is a fine artist from Farmingville, NY. He is a member of several Long Island arts organization including the Art League of Long Island, the Patchogue Arts Council, and North Shore Art Guild. His artwork has been exhibited extensively across Long Island including exhibitions at East End Arts in Riverhead, NY, Phoenix Gallery in Bellport, NY, and Gallery North in Stony Brook, NY. More information on the artist can be found online at http://www.chriszec.com.
The Patchogue Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation founded in 2008 to promote, encourage, and support the arts on the greater south shore of the Town of Brookhaven. The Patchogue Arts Council and Roast Coffee and Tea Trading Co. created the PAC Members Gallery at Roast in the summer of 2013 as an alternative exhibition venue where members of the Patchogue Arts Council can exhibit their artwork. Information on how to exhibit at Roast Coffee & Tea Trading Co. can be found online at http://www.patchoguearts.org.
Reflections: Photographs by Chris Zec is on display at Roast Coffee & Tea Trading Co. from March 28 – May 15, 2016, with an opening reception on Sunday, April 10, from 2 – 4pm. The reception is free and open to the public.