Elizabeth O’Connor Photography at Block Island Airtport Gallery

Infared Photograph by Elizbeth O’Connor

The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) is pleased to present works by artist Elizabeth O’Connor on exhibit October 2, 2019 through January 6, 2020 at the Block Island Airport Gallery. The Block Island Airport Gallery presents the work of contemporary Rhode Island artists in quarterly exhibitions.

Elizabeth O’Connor first mastered the techniques of black and white film processing and darkroom photo printing, then adopted the digital process, earning a Certificate of Photography from the RISD/CE program in 2017.  She discovered infrared photography in her film photography days and remains fascinated by her ability to use infrared to create mystical and otherworldly landscapes.  O’Connor is now working with infrared photography in its digital form, with a Fujifilm X-Pro 1 camera converted to use a super color infrared filter (590nm) which produces color or black and white infrared images.  The drama of the images that the infrared camera reveals is central to her current exhibition of landscapes that are for her affirmation of place and a mirror to her artistic journey.

Elizabeth O’Connor is represented by D. Chatowski Gallery on Block Island and can be found online at http://www.ElizabethOConnor.photography.

Exhibitors for the Block Island Airport Gallery were selected by juror Lisa Robb, Block Island’s public schools arts educator.

The Block Island Airport Gallery, a partnership between the Rhode Island Council on the Arts and the Rhode Island Airport Corporation, promotes outstanding work by artists living and working in Rhode Island.  The gallery presents art to an ever-changing audience of local, national and international travelers.

About RISCA: The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts is a state agency supported by appropriations from the Rhode Island General Assembly and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. RISCA provides grants, technical assistance and staff support to arts organizations and artists, schools, community centers, social service organizations and local governments to bring the arts into the lives of Rhode Islanders.

About RIAC:

The Rhode Island Airport Corporation operates T.F. Green Airport, the Block Island Airport and four other general aviation airports in Rhode Island. A long-time supporter of public art in Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Airport Corporation has worked with the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts on a number of public art commissions.

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