For his third solo show at the gallery, Bovo turns his attention away from cityscapes and still lifes, and focuses instead on the Santa Barbara Harbor. During a recent visit, he worked by wandering the waterfront at dawn and again at dusk. The city was quite a change for Bovo, who was born and raised in Brooklyn, and he found the location fascinating. The show opens Thursday, July 9th, and runs through Sunday, August 9th.
"Santa Barbara is dominated by the ocean, and the harbor is at the very core of the city. Everything revolves around fishing, pleasure boating, surfing, and deep sea diving. Even the building codes are designed to give everybody living in the hills around the harbor, which locals call 'The Riviera,' a clear view of the beach, harbor, and Pacific Ocean. Santa Barbara is all about the ocean."
Bovo's interest in photography started in childhood when his father, a photography enthusiast, gave him a camera. He later studied painting and printmaking at Columbia University and this training is deeply felt in his photography. For decades, Bovo worked in the commercial photo industry in New York City, but has focused on his own work in recent years. His photographs are in private collections in the U.S. and Europe. Please visit the website for more information about the exhibition and related events.
Here are 2 recent articles about Tom Bovo:
Tom Bovo Photography: Seeing Brooklyn Through a Different Lense
Talking with Photographer Tom Bovo About “The Other Side of Summer”
440 Gallery was named "Best Gallery" by The L Magazine in their February 27, 2013, issue featuring The Best Stores in Brooklyn. More recently, 440 Gallery and Shanee Epstein's solo exhibition were reviewed by Art in Limbo in their series on Brooklyn galleries.
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