About the Artist

 

All that’s visible springs from causes intimate to you.     – Dōgen

My photos are primarily taken in urban settings, usually somewhat off the main streets. I am drawn to patterns, textures and juxtapositions of color on structural surfaces. Often these have come about by the additive or subtractive effects of nature or people. The weathered patina of a metal door, the scar of a tire impact with a concrete wall, the remediation of graffiti ---- all becoming something different when removed from context through the composition of the image.   Many of my pieces have the look of painting or drawing, yet these images are not manipulated beyond basic darkroom practices. I purposely identify the images in such a way as to not interfere with the viewer’s personal interpretation of the work.

 

 

About the Artist

Mark St. Mary earned a BS in Floriculture at Texas A & M University and a MS in Biology at Bowling Green State University.  A mostly self-taught artist, he draws largely from a former career in landscape design. 

His work has been exhibited at many galleries in the region including Kehler Liddell Gallery, New Haven, CT, Hygienic Art Gallery, New London, CT, Agora Gallery, New York, NY, Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT, River Street Gallery, New Haven, CT, Mill Gallery, Guilford, CT and Carriage Barn Arts Center, New Canaan, CT.

He currently lives with his wife, Marcia and an ancient dog in their 1890’s house at the edge of downtown New Haven, Connecticut.