‘Light, Paper, Scissors’ photographic art exhibit at Salisbury Business Center
6-8 p.m. Friday: Opening reception
The Salisbury Business Center is hosting a new art exhibition featuring photography and digital art by local artists Mona Moscardini and Terry Anthony Brewer. The exhibit, ‘Light, Paper, Scissors,’ will run from Aug. 2 -Oct. 25 and is available for public viewing from Monday – Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
The opening reception, free and open to the public, is Friday from 6-8 p.m. at 301 S. Main St. and features live acoustic music by Justin Reid.
Terry Anthony Brewer
What are some of the structural elements that contribute to a compelling image? Brewer doesn’t believe the answer hinges on the “quality” of the photo – since one’s opinion on what makes a great image is very personal. What is more relevant is how personally compelling the image is to someone and how that image triggers emotions in the viewer. Brewer believes a “successful” image is one that shows, in a powerful way, something you see every day – the thunderstorm, the butterfly, the night sky – and does so in a way that resonates emotionally with something deep inside the us. He seeks the unknown, looking for the light within the shadows, the stories that are not at first obvious and the uncommon in the common. His desire to crystallize his experiences and emotions drives him to photography.
Memory can be such a fleeting and fickle companion. Photography for Moscardini is a way of capturing unique moments that speaks to a universal human condition – a moment she can hold in her hands and relive time and again without relying on misfiring neurons and synapses. This is a way of solidifying memory and emotion. She creates images to make solid impressions of the things she sees in her life, pressing fresh joy, power, freedom, anger, beauty, surprise, happiness, into the mold of her imagination and solidifying it so we can all know it and enjoy it again. Moscardini feels her work is most successful when it speaks to celebrating the richness of life.
Born and raised a New Yorker, Mona went to elementary school in Asheville and high school in Barcelona, Spain. After wandering Europe for several years, she returned to the States, married and had children, then moved back to Italy. Upon returning to the States, she landed in Salisbury and, with her husband, started La Cava Restaurant, and subsequently Salty Caper Pizza and New Sarum Brewery. Upon retirement, she picked up camera and lens, and the result is what we have today. When people see Mona’s work, she’d like them to feel that moment of shared emotion and experience. She scratches at the surface of the mundane and extraordinary, forcing them to give up their secret transient moments so she may be fortunate enough to capture and solidify them.
Salisbury Business Center Art Partnerships Program
Many of the pieces featured in the ‘Light, Paper, Scissors’ exhibit are available for purchase. The artists are the recipients of 100% of the sale proceeds.
‘Light, Paper, Scissors’ is part of the ongoing Salisbury Business Center Art Partnerships Gallery Exhibits Program, wherein gallery space is provided to local artists in order to promote area artists and to increase art appreciation within the community. To achieve these goals, the SBC sponsors art exhibits in four periods annually, free and open to the public. Visitors can view the exhibit weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.