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Pamela Waldroup – MoMA Interactions
December 3, 2020 - January 2, 2021FREE
Photography by Pamela Waldroup
December 3, 2020 - January 2, 2021
For as long as I can remember I’ve had a heightened awareness of my surroundings. I take photographs because I want to capture that feeling of being mesmerized by a moment, so I can relive those feelings each time I look at my work. My camera emboldens me to linger far longer than I might normally feel comfortable. “Becoming Rothko” is one of the photographs from a larger “MoMA Interactions” series. I shot these images discreetly at the Museum of Modern Art using the shutter-priority feature of a small digital camera. Immediate feedback allowed me to examine my personal perspective and determine whether to engage in the process obviously or to simply observe and record.
I think my intentional searches for random coincidences juxtaposed against physical and sometimes, emotional detachment found a voice through blur and articulation in these multi-layered glimpses of frozen time. The placement, the close or distant proximity, the lighting, the shots I choose to keep and the ones I throw away all narrate a search to find order in chaos through intense observation of the accidental commonalities that occur around us every day, in every moment
About the Artist:
Originally from the Midwest, Pamela Waldroup continues to document her East Coast experience with a newcomer’s fascination for details. Waldroup has established herself as a fine art photographer on the North Shore of Long Island. She holds a B.F.A. from Ohio University and a M.A. in Drawing and Printmaking from Long Island University where she studied with master artist Stan Brodsky. Waldroup’s intensive experience in printmaking with Dan Welden in Florence, Italy and in the Masters in Art Workshop at Southampton inspired her transition to digital photography as her primary media over the years. A member of the National Association of Women Artists in NYC and fotofoto Gallery in Huntington, NY, Waldroup has exhibited extensively in the metropolitan area in galleries and museums including: the Alex Ferrone Gallery, Salmagundi Art Club in NYC, 440 Gallery in Brooklyn, fotofoto Gallery, East End Arts Gallery, Patchogue Arts Council Gallery, Mills Pond House Gallery, Main Street Gallery, Art League of LI, Long Island Museum, b.j. Spoke Gallery, the 2018 Long Island Biennial at Heckscher Museum and smaller local galleries.