Bonfoey Gallery will be opening FOCUS on May 1, 2021, running through July 24, 2021 in conjunction with the 2021 Cleveland Photo Fest. An opening reception will be held at the Bonfoey Gallery and open to the public by appointment from 10:00am-3:00pm on Saturday, May 1st. The show will feature the work of six photographers: Donald Black Jr., Abe Frajndlich, Amanda King, Jeannette Palsa, Christopher Pekoc, and Garie Waltzer.
FOCUS presents a carefully curated collection of photographs, each with their own individual focus, that together bring attention to the diverse interpretations of a single medium.
While the work of each artist stands strongly on the grounds of their individual success, when placed in the same space the work creates a powerful movement of photographic vision – a vision that differs in each individual work, but collectively represents the concept of focus.
Focus, defined as a central point of attraction, attention, or activity, is not limited by scope nor quantity. It can be interpreted narrowly or broadly as one sees fit. For this exhibition, what started as an interest in portraiture expanded as we began to ask ourselves: how can the focus of a photograph affect the way we view the work? And how is the focus of a photograph influenced by the experience of the person behind the camera?
These six photographers come from widely different backgrounds with experiences and perspectives that allow them to use their voice in unique ways – all through the medium of photography.
FOCUS will open Saturday, May 1st with an all-day opening event. In order to adhere to CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19, we ask that you please schedule an appointment to visit the gallery and view the show. Appointments are available from 10:00am-3:00pm on May 1st.