Gale Myers - Photography
"The first photograph I took was of the snowy street in front of my house when I was young. The snow had emphasized the edges of the bricks with a powdery white. I thought it was beautiful. I asked my father if I could use his camera because I wanted to have a record of that moment before it was gone.
I have grown to realize that I see beauty and importance in places most people think to be normal or insignificant. With my large scale photographs of common scenes and objects, I like to point out that beauty can be found in unexpected places. Light, color, design, scale, balance, humor, surprise and simplicity; through formal education and random discovery, I have learned to consider these factors and decide how to portray them. As I share these things I have learned, my intent is to make a similar impact on the viewer through my photographs.
A successful photograph will affect the viewer. I like to point out objects and scenes in everyday life that seem insignificant. Through my photography I hope to help the viewer question their observations of what is important. After looking at my photographs, I like to think that you, the viewer, will become more insightful and appreciate how rich your own life is."
SAA Collective Gallery
420 South 6th Street
Springfield, IL 62701
Located in the H.D. Smith Gallery
In the Hoogland Center for the Arts
Tuesday - Wednesday 10 AM - 5 PM
Thursday - Saturday NOON - 7 PM
SAA Main Campus
School of Art (Studios),
Michael Victor II Art Library,
M.G. Nelson Family Gallery, and Edwards Place
700 North 4th Street
Springfield, IL 62702
Monday - Friday 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 3 PM