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Untethered Horses - Critical Mass 2015

July 24, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

I am in the process of putting together an entry for Photo Lucinda's Critical Mass competition. I'd appreciate any and all feedback (particularly critical) to the Artist statement and images that appear below.

All the images are 12x12 and I have them priced at $100.

Much Thanks.

 

Artist Statement

Aside from being boring, perfection is patently dishonest. The fallacy of perfection distracts us from recognizing and appreciating the tranquility which comes from balance. Honesty, despite its smudges and blemishes, is actually far more attractive than perfection because of its nuanced richness.

Henri Cartier-Bresson’s art stemmed from capturing the decisive moment, that moment when cosmetic pretense cannot mask reality. Robert Frank took deceptively simple images that veered from what were the then acceptable norms of reality.

That reality was most comfortably self-nurtured in distinct black and white tones which Frank materialized in grey, smudged gradations. He captured the true Americans hiding in plain sight at their decisive and most revealing moment.

This series attempt honors those traditions. As individuals, we are all imperfect. At one point or another, we have all been broken. Wild horses which remain free yet bound to their herd.

These images are of these untethered horses, imperfect individuals made stronger through community.

Steve(c) 2015 Gene Lazo

Gretta(c) 2015 Gene Lazo

Carlos(c) 2015 Gene Lazo

George(c) 2015 Gene Lazo

Marty(c) 2015 Gene Lazo

Shaggy(c) 2015 Gene Lazo

Marshal and Maurice(c) 2015 Gene Lazo
Bart(c) 2015 Gene Lazo

 

Laverne(c) 2015 Gene Lazo Eddie(c) 2015 Gene Lazo

 


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