Andrew Buck

I made my first photograph with a Brownie at age 7. My father, who had photographed and done his own processing and printing starting in the late 1910s, gave Brownies to my sister and me at the same time, probably to eliminate jealousy or competition. I remember being fascinated by that little black box, pushing the white button on the side and waiting anxiously to see the results.

My inspiration is almost always the landscape. My use of the word 'landscape' is based in the writings of John Brinkerhoff Jackson. He went to the source word, the German landschaften, which referred to that which results when 'man' reconfigures or uses the land, in essence creating his own landscape on the natural landscape.

It is always with an eye for the abstract. However, in many series, it is also documentary of a place.

 

While the focus on abstraction is most evident in the Rockface series, the series links the two themes in my work: All of the rock faces I have photographed were created by blasting through hills for construction or for granite and trap rock quarrying. The images are abstract, but they are also concerned with how our impact on the natural landscape creates an entirely new landscape.

To borrow a theory first voiced by the art historian Meyer Shapiro, the 'object matter' of these images is rock faces, but the 'subject matter' is abstraction. 



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Rockfaces

Panoramas

Resume

 

Grants, Fellowships, etc.

 

2016 Connecticut Commission on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship

2012 Visiting Artist/Lecturer, Manchester Community College, Manchester, CT

2010 Artist’s Resource Trust Grant, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation

1995 Connecticut Commission on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship

 

Collections

 

Light Work, Syracuse, NY

New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT

Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT

Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

Numerous Corporate and private collections

 

Selected Exhibitions

 

Solo

 

2017 Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT

Keyes Gallery, Branford, CT

2014 Alexey von Schlippe Gallery, University of Connecticut, Groton, CT

2012 Four Decades of Photography, Gallery on the Green, Canton, CT

2011 Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT

2009 Krause Gallery, Providence, RI

2006 Mercy Gallery, Loomis Chaffee School, Windsor, CT

2005 The Photography Gallery, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

Flatlanders Gallery, Blissfield, MI

2001 EBK Gallery, West Hartford, CT

Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT

2000 Ethel Walker School, Simsbury , CT

1999 Westover School, Middlebury, CT

ConnDOT Headquarters Gallery, Newington, CT

1974 Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY

1973 Light Work, Syracuse, NY

 

Group

2017 Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY

2016 Five Points Gallery, Torrington, CT

Windsor Art Center, Windsor, CT

2015 Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson. NY

2014 Leclerc Contemporary Gallery, Norwalk, CT

2013 Hans Weiss Newspace Gallery, Manchester Community College, Manchester, CT
Leclerc Contemporary Gallery, Norwalk, CT

Light Work, Syracuse, NY
Palitz Gallery, New York, NY

2012 New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT

Danforth Museum, Framingam, MA

2011 Bowling Green State University Art Gallery, Bowling Green, OH

Danforth Museum, Framingam, MA

2010 Flinn Gallery, Greenwich, CT (3 person)

Brick Walk Fine Art, West Hartford, CT

Windsor Art Center, Windsor, CT

2007 Silvermine Art Gallery, New Canaan, CT

Flinn Gallery, Greenwich, CT (3 person)

2004 Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT

Arts & Ideas Festival, New Haven, CT

Flinn Gallery, Greenwich, CT (3 person)

2003 Paesaggio Gallery, West Hartford, CT

Tremaine Gallery, The Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT (2 person)

Charter Oak Cultural Center, Hartford, CT (3 person)

EBK Gallery, West Hartford, CT

2002 Artspace, Greenfield, MA

2001 EBK Gallery, West Hartford, CT

MacDonough Art Gallery, Albertus Magnus College, New Haven, CT (2 person)

Greater Hartford Arts Council Gallery, Hartford, CT

1999-2005 100 Pearl Gallery, Hartford, CT

1999 Small Walls Gallery, Hartford, CT

SAS Gallery, Housatonic, MA

Litchfield Historical Museum, Litchfield, CT

1998 Mystic Art Association, Mystic, CT

100 Pearl Gallery, Hartford, CT (3 person)

1997 SAS Gallery, Housatonic, MA

Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Hartford, CT (3 person)

1987 M. S. Gallery, Hartford, CT

1985 LightWork in the 70’s & 80’s, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY

1981 Connecticut Photographers, Carlson Gallery, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT

1978 Archetype Gallery, New Haven, CT (3 person)

1974 Becket Arts Center, Becket, MA (3 person)

 


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