Gunther Cartwright

Professor Emeritus
School of Photographic Arts and Sciences / RIT
70 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623
Phone: (585)820-9627 - E-mail: gxcpph@rit.edu
 

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INDUSTRIAL BLUES

"Gunther Cartwright's powerful images of the structural elements of bridges, buildings, highways, fences and storage containers examine the formal relationships of line, form and color in the industrial landscape. For Cartwright, the highly engineered equipment of our modern environment has become the subject of a bold and graphic aesthetic. Approaching his subjects as richly detailed arrangements, he emphasizes their forms through the skillful manipulation of scale and intense color. In the resulting juxtapositions of element against element and color against color, he suggests the sophisticated and often beautiful patterns of a manufactured world and rewrites them as a timely and incisive commentary on our culture. As he celebrates the signs and vistas of industrial creation and invention, he alludes to a modern alliance of man, machine and art. Like the American Precisionists of the 1920's Cartwright clarifies for us the geometrical structures of the machine age and provides us with a crisp new perspective of our Industrial Culture.

Cartwright holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the renowned Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York. He is currently Professor Emeritus of Photographic Arts and Photojournalism at the Rochester Institute of Technology, School of Photographic Arts and Sciences. An active lecturer and exhibitor, Cartwright has made many presentations throughout Europe and the United States. He is a recipient of a Polaroid Corporation Photographer's Grant and a New York State Council on the Arts Public service Grant. He has exhibited internationally in many one-man and group shows, including exhibitions at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., the George Eastman House, Rochester, NY, the National Museum of Photography, Bradford, England, The Photographer's Gallery, London, England, and at Photokina, Köln, Germany." --- Georgette Lee, Exhibition Curator,   Joseph & Emily Lowe Art Gallery, Syracuse University
 


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