Seven Upstate photographers have combined their talents for an exhibition, “Click 2022: Photographs from ACS Members,” July 5 through Aug. 27 in Gallery II of the Artists Collective | Spartanburg.
Select works from these ACS-member photographers will be on display and available for purchase: Chuck Bishop, Evan Givens, Pete Harding, John Lever, Cynthia Manuel, Thomas Koenig and Patty Wright. Prices for the 25 works in the exhibition will range from $50 to $200.
“This exhibition is an example of the breadth and depth of ACS’s photographic artists,” says Lever, who is coordinating the exhibition. “Each person has selected a few pieces to represent the style of each person’s perspective.”
The inspiration for the exhibit comes from “the desire to show off the range of incarnations of photography,” Lever says.
“I think the appropriate saying is ‘birds of a feather flock together.’ The photographers of ACS are birds or at least act that way. A few of us were thinking about doing an exhibit like this and then things fell in place,” he adds.
Lever says they hope viewers will come to understand that cameras and people see life differently. Neither is right or wrong, they are just different. The human race is blessed with excellent vision and great video processers, but the camera has its own advantages,” he adds. “These differences give us the opportunity to see the world in a new way. I hope visitors will gain some appreciation of these new views.
“ACS is a great place for photographers to develop artistic talents and furnishes great opportunities like this to exhibit our pictures,” Lever adds.
A reception for the exhibit will be held in conjunction with Spartanburg ArtWalk, the third Thursday of the month.