Join the artists from our spring exhibition — wildlife photographer Rufus Abdullah, street photographer Izzy Rodriguez and horror charcoalist Eric Berardis — in conversation with Dhana Whiteing on Wednesday, May 17th at 6:30pm. Their works are on exhibit at Mt. Pleasant Library through May 29th.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Izzy Rodriguez – Originally from Queens, NY, Izzy is a freelance photographer, videographer, and digital marketing professional based out of Providence, RI. He draws inspiration from his love of comic books and classic cartoons to fuel his creative energy. The “BagHead” is a figure of which most know very little. What you do know is what you see… they are a cameraperson (shown by the camera in hand), they are positive in nature (shown by the smile on their face) and they have a childlike optimism for the way they see the world (shown by the cartoonish eyes). Their singular motivation is the creation of art in the form of pictures.
Rufus Abdullah – For years I was a “people” photographer. The last fifteen years I’ve done 95% nature only. Nature photography gives me a love for the beauty of God’s creation.
Eric Berardis – Art is merely a form of expression meant to exhibit the beauty in all things, even more grotesque forms. Death, decay, the human form, phantasmagoria, et al. Everything holds within it something alluring. It is the artist who amplifies it, but the viewer which gives it meaning.