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Pasadena Leaves, a solo exhibit by Tom Bovo


Pasadena Leaves, at Lazy Susan Gallery

A new exhibit, November 14 - 27, at Lazy Susan Gallery, thanks to curator, critic, and art writer Jill Conner. There will be a preview on Tuesday, November 14, from 3 to 6PM. A casual celebration to mark the opening of the exhibit, Pasadena Leaves, will be on Thursday, November 16th, from 6 to 8PM. Stage readings of a new play by Anne Phelan, Autumn Leaves will take place at the gallery on on Sunday, November 19th at 7PM and at 8PM.

Lazy Susan Gallery
191 Henry St.
(between Jefferson and Clinton Sts.)
New York, NY 10002

Gallery Hours:
Wednesday to Sunday, 12 to 6PM
and by appointment.

Press Release

In the shadow of Paris Photo, Lazy Susan Gallery presents “Pasadena Leaves” by Tom Bovo with a reception on Thursday, November 16th, from 6pm to 8pm. “Pasadena Leaves” is solo exhibition of photographs that reveal an array of detailed introspections into autumnal foliage.

Tom Bovo began this series of photographs while on a trip to Pasadena, California and it inspired a subsequent series titled “The Leaves”. In “Pasadena Leaves” Bovo presents his subject in context, still embedded in the landscape and connected to a tree while the seasons bear various changes across the deciduous surfaces.

Similar to paper and other fibrous media, leaves are ephemeral extensions that produce flowers, seed and shells while showing different grades of color. Tom Bovo’s photographs capture the texture and surface of his subject but his use of black-and-white, as well as the use of digital color, releases each leaf from its repetitive life-cycle and instead presents a larger meditation upon form. His photographs specialize particularly in landscape, creating images that reveal details often missed within the voluminous context of both rural and urban areas.

Tom Bovo studied art with Andre Racz, David Lund and Robert Blackburn at Columbia University. His choice of photography over other media evolved from childhood, when his father had given him a camera from the US Army Post Exchange in Japan. “My images are not accidents,” states Bovo. “the camera does not reveal things that do not exist, but can reveal the things we filter out when looking directly at them.” Unlike the random, serendipity of American modern painting, the photographic medium for Bovo provides a direct reflection of what lies before the camera.

Harbor Fog, by Tom Bovo

News Articles

Brooklyn Magazine ran a feature Photos article about my 2015 solo exhibit The Other Side of Summer:
Talking with Photographer Tom Bovo About “The Other Side of Summer”

Read about 440 Gallery and myself in the Columbia Spectator. An article about my work in ArtInBrooklyn.com, November 2008, and the Village Voice, Voice Choice Award article about God doesn't like ugly, September-October, 2009, and the Village Voice, Voice Choice Award article about Naked Measures, September-October, 2010.

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