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530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street
Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
Stephanie Pitoy
Illumination: an Exhibition of Fine Art Photography
Agora Gallery
530 West 25th StreetNew York,NY

  • Reality Check   Reality Check
    Photo Collage
    12" x 12"
    Stephanie Pitoy

  • Cityscape Vibes, No. 1   Cityscape Vibes, No. 1
    Photo Collage
    12" x 12"
    Stephanie Pitoy

  • Wonderment   Wonderment
    Photo Collage
    12" x 12"
    Stephanie Pitoy

  • The Freedom of Knowing   The Freedom of Knowing
    Photo Collage
    12" x 12"
    Stephanie Pitoy

  • Vibrancy   Vibrancy
    Photo Collage
    12" x 12"
    Stephanie Pitoy


Stephanie Pitoy

STEPHANIE PITOY

Illumination: an Exhibition of Fine Art Photography
November 10 – December 1, 2018
Reception: Thursday, November 15, 2018 6-8 PM

Stephanie Pitoy’s collage-based work are designed to express aspects of the human condition impossible to access by language alone. Nevertheless, her works are often constructed in such a way that one can analyze them from the whole into parts, just like the words of a sentence. Love, joy, and melancholy are visually translated into layered, photographically-inspired works that take snippets of everyday life and transform them into universal statements about what it means to be alive in the world today.

Pitoy tends to create underlying narratives in her work, and Reality Check is no exception. There’s a sense of pathos informing these glimpses of high-storied roofs. As communication is a multi-layered, multi-storied experience, this work can be “read” as grappling with the difficulties inherent in encountering a new city. In this context, expression, just like the viewer’s vantage point on these buildings, will feel incomplete, truncated. But within this experience of confusion, there’s the also possibility of experiencing clarity: a sense of artistic control evident in the way Pitoy deliberately redoubles the image used.