A few of comments offered at the Opening night, among others….
- Aline Smithson (Curator, Educator, Reviewer, Photography Powerhouse, director of LENSCRATCH) — “Congrats on the terrific show…it looked fantastic!”
- Stephen Volenec (Curator and Director of Art Exhibitions) — “Some of the best work in Chinatown!”
- John Dingler (Socially and Politically aware Artist/Painter/Sculpter/Moving-images and has taught university art history, arts) — “Richard introduces his austere but color-vibrant photos to the public at his solo show. He seems to pare down their component parts into hard edged shapes, producing an over all clarity, eliminating complexities that might weaken the whole. While a formalist, he’s also a photographic colorist, as well as a master compositionalist in full control of his medium.“
- Jane Terjung (Collector) – Congratulations! You have such an eye for composition that you find fascination in even the simplest things and now in these black and white pieces there is this nostalgic component that provides the color… Reminds me of Woody Allen who started out with slapstick and then moved into drama with a touch of the absurd – leaving us famously missing his earlier funnier work: seeing these pieces makes me wanna go look at your vibrantly hued graphic work…
MEMORIES REDUX | A SOLO EXHIBIT BY RICHARD S.CHOW
April 18 – May 9, 2015
Cause Gallery is pleased to announce its solo fine arts photography exhibit, Memories Redux by Richard S. Chow. The opening reception will be on April 18 Saturday from 7–10pm and runs through May 9.
Memories Redux focuses on a collection of two distinctive portfolios: Distant Memories and Color Redux | Urban Landscape. Although the work in this exhibit presents two dramatically different styles and subject matters, the artist’s fundamental application of composition and interpretation create a sense of congruence. Both series transform and present imagery in a fresh perspective compelling the viewer to give the image a second look.
Richard’s award-winning Color Redux offers striking geometries discovered within urban landscape in abstract modernism, while his new series, Distant Memories, premiered in this exhibit is diametrically grey, moody and reflective, a visual commentary on the ethereal nature of memories and the relationships that serve as their foundation.
It is also a featured event for MOPLA – Month of Photography Los Angeles, in its seventh year program by Lucie Foundation.
About the Gallery
Cause Gallery is located at the historic Chung King Gallery Row, where kinetic concentrations of art and culture collide and infused on a daily basis. It is also part of the DTLA (Downtown LA) Art District.
959 North Hill Street, Chinatown Art District, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone – 213.761.8667
Hours – Sat 6-10, Sun/Thur/Fri 12-6, and by appointment.
About the artist
Richard is a photographer in the genre of documentary and fine art. His work has been honored with numerous awards, juried shows, exhibited in galleries, internationally published and is featured in several private collections. He is currently a member of and represented by Gallery 825 – the Los Angeles Art Association and frequently featured on-line in The Daily Photograph by Duncan Miller Gallery and has been part of group exhibitions at Cause Gallery. He was a member of the Photographic Arts Counsel at the Los Angeles County Museum of Arts (LACMA). Richard served as Chairman of the Board for the nonprofit Create Now, whose mission is to transform lives for at-risk youth through arts mentoring. He is based on Los Angeles, please peruse his body of work at www.richardschow.com.