March fourth twenty eleven, there was a gallery opening at Cardinal Stritch University. As usual, I was the photographer for the evening. This was a great show. This opening was featuring two alumni graduates. Frank Korb and Michael Stanford Foster. Both artists filled the gallery with a series of paintings.
A similarity between Michael and Frank’s work, is they both chose people as their main subject. Both putting their own twist on it. Michael’s paintings were so life-like. He was able to catch the lighting so well. I think that is how he was able to make his paintings look so real.
Frank’s work is a little more abstract. I thought his paintings were so interesting. He used so many different colors. the paintings are made of organic shapes. But you can still tell what the main subject is.
I think that I found his work really interesting, because it reminded me a little of my paintings. One thing I like to photograph is architecture. So I took pictures I’ve taken, and I would paint them in black and white using shapes. During the show I had the chance to ask him about his work. I got to find out his process and a few tips on how I can make my paintings better. It was a great opportunity.