Thursday, August 25, 2011

Fine Art Scanography from Nature


UMASS AMHERST LIBRARIES HOST
 
EXHIBIT: FINE ART SCANOGRAPHY FROM NATURE


Amherst, MA – The UMass Amherst Libraries host an exhibit, “Fine Art Scanography from Nature,” by Easthampton, Massachusetts based artist/naturalist Marty Klein ’72, G’96, from September 3 to December 28, 2011, at the Science and Engineering Library, on Floor 2 of the Lederle GRC Lowrise at UMass Amherst.  A reception will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2011, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

Since 2006, Marty Klein, a long-time resident of the Pioneer Valley, has been creating limited edition, archival prints in the photographic medium known as scanography. Over the past five years, his art has been featured in many local and regional exhibits. Most of the subjects portrayed - plants, flowers, mushrooms, etc. are either locally grown or foraged by the artist. The compositions, which look like a hybrid of photography and illustration, portray both familiar and less seen details from the natural world. Klein holds a BA and a Masters of Regional Planning from UMass Amherst. He has worked as an artist, planner, blacksmith, and land protection activist.

“Marty Klein is a pioneer in scanography, the art of using a flatbed scanner as a macro camera. His work is remarkable for its deeply informed connection to nature, for its wit, and for its joy in life. His grounding in photography serves him well in composing his materials on the glass. What gives Klein depth is his intimacy with Nature, for he is a true naturalist, a man of the land. He sees.” —John Caddy, naturalist/writer, 2010.

For more information on Marty Klein: www.martykleinart.com.  The exhibit is open during the hours that the Library is open: http://www.library.umass.edu/hours.html.  For more information, contact Barbara Stewart (stew@library.umass.edu, 413-577-2634). 


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