The North Central Louisiana Arts Council with 102 a Bistro will be featuring the work of local artists Henry McCoy and Tym Toussaint. An opening reception will be held on March 7th from 5-7 pm for the show titled "Translating Chaos."
In his recent work, Henry McCoy, professional photographer and owner of Fine Line Arts Supply and Print Lab, said, " Working as a photojournalist over the past few years, abstract photography is a way for me to clear my mind and refresh. The source of the subject is familiar in varying degrees to practically everyone. It is ever changing and seemingly without control. The source conjures feelings of stress for myself. Photographing it provides me the ability to freeze that stress and beautify it. " The use of colored light designed in a spiral motion draws the eye deeper into each image. When describing the genuineness of each piece, McCoy says, " Freeing myself from the somewhat scientific calculations used to create the majority of my photography, I am able to manipulate the way in which my camera, and consequently the viewer, perceives the subject. By moving the camera in a confined manner throughout the exposure, I am able to bend the light during its travel thereby creating a unique portrait of light. This uniqueness evolves even more as I explore different locations to capture the subject of light."
Having received his Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in photography from Louisiana Tech University in 2011, Tym Toussaint is now opening up about how the events in his
life led him in a whole new direction. In his images, the use of silhouettes and symbols represent his "emotions and reactions to Katrina." Toussaint further explains, " The symbols and the gestures combine to form memories of places, events, and times before and after Katrina; images that define my life." In combining his memories and experiences after, Toussaint creates a window into his past.
NCLAC and 102 a Bistro invite you to join us on March 7th at 102 a Bistro (102 North Monroe Street) from 5-7 p.m. for wine and appetizers. The pieces will be on display at 102 a Bistro until May 1st.