Ocean View’s Gordon to exhibit ‘Mindful Focus’ in Wilmington

Colourworks Gallery in Wilmington, Del., also known as the Colourworks Photo/Art Space, will be exhibiting the fine-art photography of Ocean View’s Andy Gordon from Dec. 7 through the end of February 2019.

Gordon’s solo exhibit features several award-winning images, including “Fall Maple Leaf,” the Grand Champion Award-winner from the 2017 Ward Museum’s Art in Nature Photo competition, and “Relic of 1957 Cullen Bridge,” Award of Excellence winner from the Rehoboth Art League’s 8th Regional Juried Biennial Exhibition.

“Art has played a transformative role in healing, exploring what is close and accessible, while helping quiet pain and frustration,” Gordon said. “In addition, practicing mindfulness has enabled focusing through the fog, satisfaction of observation, and led to new critical awareness. Through this, my images have become increasingly complex, using advanced computational techniques to study objects often unnoticed.

“While many are clearly abstract,” he added, “all share an intense focus, minimization and search for unique elements. Knowing the subject is less important than creating a spark of inquisitiveness. I hope these images help trigger curiosity, critical thought and creativity.”

“Andy’s work stood out to us for its bold abstract simplicity yet clear technical sophistication.” said Gerry Piotrowski, co-owner of Colourworks Photographic Services. “My business partner, Eric Russell, and I are thrilled to be hosting his exhibit and share his artistic vision.”

Opening night will be Dec. 7 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., which will be part of the December Art Loop Friday in Wilmington (http://artloopwilmington.org). Colourworks Gallery is in the lobby of Colourworks Photographic Services (www.colourworks.com), located at 1902 Superfine Lane, Wilmington.

Gordon, who lives near Bethany Beach, specializes in abstract and minimalist images ranging from tiny objects to landscapes. He uses advanced imaging techniques to capture high levels of detail and depth, emphasizing the shape, form, and texture of his subjects.

“I’m thrilled to be sharing my images with the Wilmington art community,” said Gordon. “I hope these images cause them to pause and look at the world a little more closely and find beauty in what is otherwise overlooked.”

Gordon comes to fine-art photography following a career as a printing industry technologist and strategist. He received formal training at the College of Imaging Arts & Sciences at the Rochester Institute of Technology, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in photojournalism and a master’s degree in printing technology.

Today, Gordon said, technology plays a key role in his work, spanning complex camera techniques to create beautifully printed and compelling images. His work is available on his website at, www.andygordon.photo. While he primarily focuses on fine-art photography, he is also available for commissions and editorial work, he noted.