Friday, November 16, 2012
Beauty at the End of the Line at Pittsboro's Bell House
Beginning December 2nd, Chatham photographer Horty Jacobs will exhibit a collection of her arresting photographs at the Spa at Bell House, 74 East Salisbury Street in historic Pittsboro, NC. In the many photographs, Jacobs calls “Beauty at the End of the Line,” she has captured abstract images of color, texture and composition that she sees in ageing surfaces of abandoned vehicles. “I find beauty in the faded, cracked, rusted surfaces transformed by the relentless power of time and the elements,” Jacobs observes. “I am drawn to abandoned places and things – junkyards -- derelict buildings -- railroad graveyards. I love the relentless effects of time and the elements -- Slowly, inexorably painted surfaces, fade, crack, peel, succumbing as rust steals in.” Jacobs captures exactly what she sees through the camera’s lens, an image without any embellishment. She employs no supplemental illumination, reflectors, nothing to alter the natural light. “I shoot 35 mm color exclusively, mostly slide film,” she explains.
A new comer to Chatham County, Jacobs’ photography and paintings have been displayed in many galleries and juried shows, including: The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance Gallery, Narrowsburgh, N. Y.; the Port O’Call Gallery, Warwick, N. Y.; the Gallant Gallery, Salem, Mass.; the Essex Fine Art Gallery and the Colonnade Gallery, both in Montclair, N. J. Also, the renowned Peters Valley Colony’s Annual Arts & Craft Fair. Ten of her photographs were selected to decorate the set in the HBO movie “Brooklyn, U.S.A.”
Horty Jacobs is a member of the Artist Studios at Fearrington Village, a group of visual artists living and creating in Fearrington.