ELLIOTT BLOCK

I look for a unique view that defines the beauty, colors, rhythms and character of what my mind interprets from what my eyes see and try to capture and portray it.  I find and show the obvious as well as hidden beauty in my surroundings. My art is only one genre; the beauty I see all around: birds, flowers, architecture, industrial equipment and a wide range of other items. I seek tangible architectural and engineering objects that were designed for utility and transform them into beautiful and meaningful art. The camera’s images are starting points that I transform into meaningful, expressive images; sometimes just the structure or geometric pattern and other times the combination of colors and shapes.  I find an aspect of a structure that exhibits a distinctive characteristic; especially if it has been seen many times before in a more standard way. I photograph some component that might not be apparent to individuals who don’t separate the detail from the larger structure. I strive to find a part of the bird, flower, equipment or building that I can preserve in an image that may not be appreciated or even survive in its current surroundings. Frequently, the image is a close-up where a depiction of the detail provides a better appreciation of the unseen full structure.  When I see what one might consider common, I look for a distinctive view.  In summary, I attempt to convey the ineffable, transitory nature of beauty by capturing a fleeting mental view and converting it into a lasting image that incorporates the beauty I experience.

Signature Member, Boca Raton Museum of Art Artists Guild, October 2017 – present.

“Lazy Days” Juried Art Exhibition, Sugar Sand Park Community Center, Boca Raton, Florida, July – September 2017.

Represented by The Heart of Delray Gallery, Delray Beach, Florida, March 2017 – Present.

"Mostly Tropical", Solo Exhibit, Boca Raton Public Library - Spanish River Branch, January - February 2017.

Represented by Easton Art Galleries, Delray Beach, Florida, November 2016 – Present.

"Florida Flora and Fauna - The River of Grass and Beyond", The Box Gallery, West Palm Beach, Florida, September - October, 2016.

"Photography 2016 Exhibit", Art on Park Gallery, Lake Park, Florida, August - September 2016.

"Best of the Best Exhibit 2016", Art on Park Gallery, Lake Park, Florida, January - February 2016.

"Art at the Airport", Palm Beach County Art in Public Places, Palm Beach Airport, West Palm Beach, Florida, December 2015 - April 2016.

"Art at the Airport", Palm  Beach County Art in Public Places, Palm Beach Airport, West Palm Beach, Florida, August - December 2015.

“Natural Wonders of Florida”, Okeeheelee Nature Center, Juried Show, West Palm Beach, Florida, March – May 2015.

Solo Photography Exhibition, Sugar Sand Park Community Center, Boca Raton, Florida, January – February 2015.

“Fashion’s Night Out”, Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, Solo Exhibit at Tourneau, September 2012.

“Art 2012", Nathan D. Rosen International Biennial Juried Art Competition and Show, Boca Raton, Florida, March - April 2012.

Solo Exhibit, Daggerwing Nature Center, Boca Raton, Florida, "Everglades Birds", November 2010.

“Art 2010", Nathan D. Rosen International Biennial Juried Art Competition and Show, Boca Raton, Florida, March - April 2010.

"Reflections and Refractions", Palm Beach County Art in Public Places, Palm Beach Airport, West Palm Beach, Florida, March - June 2007.  Photograph was used for exhibit invitation postcard..

 

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