Member Profile: Sheila N. Bernard

Artist’s Statement
"THE URBAN SERIES" __ I experience a definite “urban void” living in the suburbs…a longing for the noise, smells, and flurry that the city exudes. When I emerge from the Lincoln ...
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"THE URBAN SERIES" __ I experience a definite “urban void” living in the suburbs…a longing for the noise, smells, and flurry that the city exudes. When I emerge from the Lincoln Tunnel, and go from the bucolic to the bustle, I become re-energized! Carrying my camera in New York City puts me on auto focus. I observe the juxtapositions of skyscrapers, notice the remarkable reflections one building projects onto another, or see a segment of a building that creates an abstract which could easily be influenced by the Impressionist, Cubist or Expressionist Movement. While crossing Sixth Avenue I have stopped suddenly midway to capture the fleeting light on buildings and prayed the traffic would go around me. I found I could do contortions I never dreamed of to achieve an angle or effect I envisioned would make a unique composition. I have returned to a particular structure to shoot it at different times and in different seasons until the vantage point from which I chose to shoot is no longer available because the new building blocks my view. “The Urban Series” has been created from this body of work.
SPECIALTIES: Abstract/Design, Fine Art

Work

Accomplishments
  • Gallery Show
  • Award
  • Book
  • Lecture
  • Other

  • GALLERY SHOW
    WHEN: 6/21/17 - 9/11/17
    OPENING RECEPTION: 6/25/17 4:00pm
    ADDRESS: ACL Gallery, The Town Center 1600 Livingston Avenue, Livingston, NJ
  • CLASS: "How to Make a Photograph"
    WHEN: 6/4/13 1:00pm
    WHERE: Napaaq Tugmiut School, AK, (Naotak, Arctic Circle)
  • LECTURE: "A Visit to Vietnam"
    WHEN: 6/10/11 7:00pm
    WHERE: Westchester Photography Society, NY, (Valhalla)
  • "NEW YORK SPACES"
    WHEN: 9/1/10 - 9/30/10
    "Reach for the Sky" Seven pages of photographs and commentary about individual photographs from my "URBAN SERIES" body of work.
  • "MARIE CLAIRE TAIWAN"
    WHEN: 4/1/09 - 4/30/09
    "Instant Polaroid, Permanent Memory" a tribute to Polaroid film included a picture of my emulsion lift "Venice Window."
  • GALLERY SHOW
    WHEN: 9/14/17 - 1/18/18
    ADDRESS: The Gallery at Firehouse Square, 239 Bank Street, New London, CT, 06320, 860-443-0354
    HOURS: 11am - 5pm