Beyond My Lens – Timothy H. McCoy
Art Intersection welcomes photographer Timothy H. McCoy into Ryan Gallery for an exhibition of selected photographs from five bodies of his work, Tongues to Stone; Long, Long Journey to the Sea; Sanctuary; The Watercourse Way; and Street Life. Previously, alternative photographic process prints by Tim have been seen in several Light Sensitive exhibitions.
Tim joins us Saturday, January 21, from 4pm to 5pm for a gallery talk about his career and the work on display in the gallery.
About Timothy H. McCoy
I was inspired to become a dedicated photographer when I attended a workshop by the legendary Frederick Sommer in San Antonio, TX. I was struck by the respect he paid to the work of each attendee, including my own rudimentary efforts. His iconic images showed that experience and insight could be infused into artistic expression. Subsequently, I left my job to study at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
My approach has also been influenced by The Keepers of Light by William Crawford, which is an investigation of how photographic meaning is determined by the choice of camera format/lens selection, photographic paper/development, and the “framing” of the image as well as by the inherent content. Thus I often choose “alternative” printing processes (photogravure, albumen, palladium) to evoke the timelessness of my content and my interpretive rather documentary intent. Each of these processes has its own characteristic tone, both visual and emotional. I have recently added digitally-toned prints for their expressive flexibility and contemporary references.