Andrea B. Stone
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About the Work

The great Elliott Erwitt once remarked that “photography is an art of observation. It is about finding something interesting in an ordinary place...I've found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” Andrea B. Stone’s work brilliantly encapsulates this perspective on the essence of photography. Where painting, architecture, and photography intersect, the artist discovers moments of beauty in our everyday lives. It is only when we study her poetic cityscapes that their true subject is revealed; as we re-examine the pictures, the geometric structures and patterns merge back into their original forms. We begin to recognize the light-filled streets, and we start to make out individual details in the reflective surfaces of the skyscrapers.

Inspired by impressionism, Stone atmospherically connects facades, reflections, and cityscapes in her impressive work. With meticulous composition, and by using coloured accents, the artist creates works that remain in our memory. Stone’s photographs do not just temporarily shift our perspective, they invite us to see the painterly aspects of the architecture we encounter in our daily lives.

About the Artist

A 2011 visit to Portland, Oregon inspired Andrea B. Stone to take these incredibly detailed photographs of reflections on buildings. What began with a few downtown photographs has maintained a powerful grip on Stone – she continues to produce her “City Reflections”. New York, Seattle, and Chicago have also been featured in these remarkable compositions.
1949Born in Hollywood, California, USA
Lives and works in Davis, California, USA

Awards (Selection)

2013Grand Prix de la Decouverte, Juror of Merit Award, Paris, France
2009People’s Choice Award, Viewpoint Photographic Art Center, Sacramento, California, USA

Collections (Selection)

Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California, USA

Solo Exhibitions (Selection)

2014The City Reflections Project, Gallery 1855, Davis, California, USA

Group Exhibitions (Selection)

2015International Juried Portfolio Exhibition, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, California, USA
2014Abstract Expressionists, Panopticon Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Mixed Media Group Show, The Artery, Davis, California, USA
2012International Architecture Festival, Modesto, California, USA
Annual Member’s Show, Viewpoint
2009Photographic Art Center, Sacramento, California, USA
Twelve: Play of Light, Viewpoint Photographic Art Center, Sacramento, California, USA

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