– Remains to Be Seen –
June 23 – July 31st, 2022
Robert Berry Gallery is pleased to announce Remains to Be Seen, featuring new 15 works by Terence Falk. The show opens on June 23, 2022 at www.robertberrygallery.com.
“These never-before-seen abstract black and white photographs celebrate the magic of discovery and mystery of the natural world,” stated Robert Berry. “Terence Falk has been working in the medium of abstract photography for over four decades and we are excited to offer these outstanding works for the first time.”
Remains to be Seen features fifteen photographic works from Falk, including Corridor, a 44” x 35” snowy path in a blizzard heading toward a foggy horizon; Stonington, CT, a 44” x 35” image featuring textured, ripped paper; and Found Assemblage, Lebanon, Connecticut; 2014, a 30” x 24” photograph of three pieces of wood in shadow and light, with a spiky flair, among other works.
Terence Falk has played an active role in both the fine art and commercial photography worlds for over fifty years. Regarded as one of the finest exhibition black and white printers, his clientele has included Richard Avedon, Bruce Davidson, Philippe Halsman, Horst, Mary Ellen Mark, Duane Michals, Inge Morath, Eva Rubinstein, and Rodney Smith.
Falk has exhibited widely in New England and New York. Group shows include “Metal Transfigured: The 2009 Art and Design Faculty Exhibition” at The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, The 2003 Biennial Exhibition of the Portland Museum of Art in Portland, Maine, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art in Ridgefield, Connecticut (1996) and The Fitchburg Museum of Art in Massachusetts (1996), where he was selected as one of three photographers among the twenty-five artists in New England for their annual “New England/New Talent” exhibition. Solo exhibitions include, “Borrowed Light: The Photographs of Terence Falk” (2004), at The Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport, Maine, and “Photographs by Terence Falk: A Thirty-Five Year Retrospective” (2008), at The Keyes Gallery in Stony Creek, Connecticut.
In 1986, Falk was awarded an Artist Residency Fellowship at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in Sweet Briar, Virginia and in 1996 he received The Weir Farm Visiting Artist Fellowship, in Wilton, Connecticut. For over thirty years, Terence’s teaching credentials include institutions such as The International Center of Photography in New York, The Maine Media Workshops, in Rockport, Maine, The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, and Paier College, in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
“The conception of this show began as a literal one, as in The Passage Series, then grew to include other photographs, which reflect a metaphor for change and transition,” stated Terence Falk. “I became fascinated with the similarities as well as the differences between my older work and more recent images. Through this discovery, the word passage took on a whole new meaning for me. When I was very young, my goal was to become a zoologist. I taught myself about every species of animal that lived at the shoreline and the nearby ponds and streams. At sixteen, photography entered my life and ever since has served to reaffirm that connection to the natural world, albeit on a more introspective level. Even though the tools are different, the passion for observing has never ceased. Familiar threads connect photographs shot decades apart. I am continually drawn to subjects that call to me, that are the edge of consciousness, revealing a liminal state of being. I am not interested in making socio-conceptual statements, preferring instead to invite the viewer to participate in a fleeting moment I experienced. My fascination in subjects that have survived remains: incredible trees, interiors that have inherited the souls of past occupants, and objects that appear to have a life of their own. Shooting with black and white film and printing in the darkroom continues to be the truest voice for me.”
Robert Berry Gallery hosts several shows a year, representing early to mid-career contemporary artists including Alex Cao, Machiko Edmondson, David Kastner, Yibai Liao, Ned Martin, Taney Roniger, John Ruby, and Leonardo Silaghi.