Photography of Place
Curated by Ray Merritt, the exhibit is at the Palm Beach Photographic Center until May 6, 2017. Featuring 22 international artists ranging from known photographers like Robert Frank to James Croak, one of the accomplished artists not known for their photographs. Croak is renowned for his dirt and resin sculptures, however, these photos from his series of landscapes at night, The Other Twelve Hours, are being exhibited for the first time.
In Sandra Schulman’s article on the exhibit at WPB Magazine, Croak talks of his photographs “…the desert is such a physical presence that it becomes an escape from my own psychology of being cynical. I use no flash and no Photoshop, the wonder is what you are going to get in these pictures as you just don’t know what you’re going to accidentally capture.” Additional coverage includes SouthFlorida and Broadway World.
Check out the newly redesigned site – jamescroak.com – featuring additional images from The Other Twelve Hours, new sculptures, and a “Recent Events” section with links to articles, upcoming exhibits and more.
In March, 2017, Croak reviewed The Armory Show and The Whitney Biennial for Hamptons Art Hub. He also wrote a piece on battery density for Know This: Today’s Most Interesting and Important Scientific Ideas, Discoveries, and Developments. Not exactly art related, but a good read.