Reception for Michael Morand photo show tomorrow evening
New Haven Free Public Library Art Gallery
133 Elm St., New Haven
Michael Morand: @MimoCT :: btc
Through Oct. 14, 2011.
Artist's reception: Tues., Oct. 11, 5:30—7:30 p.m.
Michael Morand has been in New Haven since about 10,214 days ago. He gets around and has been on stage, in front of the cameras or at the microphone more than a few times in a variety of roles—as an alderman, activist, chamber of commerce chair, library board member, and university representative.
Once in a while, though, he’s behind the camera. This show at the New Haven Free Public Library offers a selection of some of the shots he’s taken in recent years as part of his ongoing, deeply rooted affection for the Elm City. @MimoCT :: btc expresses Michael’s fundamental belief that there is no better place to be, to live, to learn and to grow than our beloved community of New Haven.
One savvy photographer and cultural critic, Christopher Brownfield, has said previously of Michael’s photography: "His work possesses a consistent use of creative focusing and indifference to compositional convention that evoke a sense of surrealism and spontaneity." Maybe. It certainly has a consistent commitment to celebrating the many facets of the marvelous mosaic that is our hometown.
In the words of Harry Caudill, emblazoned at the entrance of the public library Whitesburg, Kentucky, one of Michael’s favorite places beyond our own borders, “Come look for yourself.”