Matt Hill’s NIGHT PAPER Project Exhibition featuring haunting black and white photographs on ILFORD GALERIE Prestige Gold Mono Silk inkjet paper opens this week on Sunday May 5, 2013 at The Slipper Room Gallery in NYC. The opening reception will be held from 7:00pm-9:30pm at The Slipper Room,167 Orchard Street, New York, NY.
I have been personally fascinated with Matt Hill’s photography and cut paper art for many years. This exhibition combines both of these art forms into one major project. Models are featured in the photographs clothed in cut paper garments and photographed at night in various locations. The surreal nature of the images opens a window into the ways we think about identity, reality, and the human form.
“My passion for night photography and surrealism has brought me to the present project, NIGHT PAPER,” said Matt, “and I am enjoying the journey very much. NIGHT PAPER is a self-funded fine art project where I combine cut paper art & fashion with night photography. The result is a combination of the dilation of time and the beauty of people from all walks of life and all ages dressed in only paper art fashions.” Matt chose ILFORD GALERIE Prestige Gold Mono Silk for its superior black and white tonal range reproduction.
GALERIE Prestige Gold Mono Silk is a true black and white media for inkjet printers allowing photographers specializing in monochrome photography to achieve stunning images reminiscent of darkroom prints.
NIGHT PAPER images express the diversity of this amazing body of work. The images were printed on ILFORD GALERIE Prestige Gold Mono Silk at Gotham Imaging in New York City, one of the city’s premier digital print makers. With over twenty-five years of printing experience, Gotham Imaging brings an in depth knowledge to every project. NIGHT PAPER will be on exhibit through June 2, 2013. Be sure you see this amazing body of work.
Matt Hill (MattHillArt.com) is a photographer and artist with other special talents as well. He also works in the photo/ video industry and speaks publicly teaching photographers SEO, Web Marketing and social media. In addition, he teaches Night Photography (NPy) workshops with his teaching partner, Gabriel Biderman (Ruinism.com). They also teach non-profit classes at Bannerman Castle, and other places around New York City and the Hudson Valley. Focusing on entropic areas and waterfronts, our students get a well-rounded education on basic and advance NPy, lighting and portraiture at night.
Join us for the “live art spectacle” PAPER BURLESQUE, an event sure to be unlike anything you have seen before. We suggest you leave your preconceptions at the door. Come see a live burlesque art show where all the dancers are clad in paper fashions created by Matt Hill. As part of his ongoing project, NIGHT PAPER, Matt will also be doing a live photo shoot of burlesque dancers during the performance. PAPER BURLESQUE happens on May 19, 2013 at The Slipper Room. Doors open at 7:30 and the show begins at 9:00pm. Tickets: $15 online / $20 at door Hope to see you there!