On view at through Saturday is the work of two artists who explore divergent paths of abstract photography.
Born and raised in Bloomfield, photographer Zoraida Lopez is best known for her images concerning art and social activism. Her photographs and installations have been exhibited in galleries across the United States and Latin America including Rush Arts, New York, Whitewall Gallery, New York, San Francisco African American Cultural Center, California, and the Paul Baldwell Gallery (solo exhibition) in Medellin, Colombia.
Zoraida is teaching photography to juveniles residing in detention centers; she is also exploring themes including mothers within prison industrial systems and self-portraiture in her work.
Through incorporating self-portrait photography, Zoraida produces a powerful body of work in ABSTRACT that explores themes of gender relations and domesticity while simultaneously grappling with loneliness and vulnerability.
Images created by fellow photographer and Bloomfield native Keith Claytor have been featured in several periodicals including Essence Magazine, Rolling Stone, and Blender Magazine. He is an original member of Procreate, a leading Connecticut art organization that highlights local fine artists and the connection between art and the community. Keith has has exhibited extensively throughout New England and New York.
On view will be works from Keith’s most recent series which draws attention to aspects of the human experience that are often overlooked. The result of his work is dramatic images that evoke primal senses of form, texture, color, and curves.