Artists Corner Gallery is pleased to present Sol Hill’s “Urban Noise.” An opening reception will be held Saturday, May 7th from 7 -10 PM. The works will be on view through May 27th.
Sol Hill is a digital wizard. For this photographer, the camera’s sensor is a wand gathering in energy forces and other ambient emanations, waved through the lens by the Master for capture. His is a magician’s sophisticated use of technology sifted through a humanist’s highly romantic vision. Hill paints his images with digital noise that he uses to make his exposures, manipulating the fallibility of human perception to wring out its mysteries. He works in a poetic realm, filtering light, color, and a diverse collection of cosmic interferences. Then, Hill mounts his Japanese art paper pigment prints onto stretched canvass to anoint them with glazes and washes, transporting them further onto a painterly plane.
The artist’s Token Feminine, a shop window mannequin, is caught up in a joyous riot of cacophonous colors that imprint as a meta-reality. Hill’s token fems are just that – not real women – but icons of women, tokens, posing in shop windows.
Sol Hill’s urban cityscapes, buildingscapes, and token fems are impressions of modernism. Lush with equivocal meanings, the cascading colors of his pictures wistfully yearn for a time long gone.