Images by Jonathan Frank
Jonathan Frank is a Chicago native who has been working in a variety of media for over thirty years. When we first discussed what to present in our gallery with Jonathan, he immediately mentioned this body of work, which we all agreed, is perfect for our space. Other work by Jonathan can be viewed on his website: http://www.jfrankphotography.com.
Jonathan's description of his work on display at our Gallery:
The photographs in this collection were taken in Paris. While there, I was fascinated by the overwhelming amount of statuary built into the beautiful architecture. Faces everywhere. In front of churches, on top of monuments, ringing entire buildings, over doorways, guarding tombs and cathedrals, overlooking the Seine. Statues looking down on the seasons, the changing light, on traffic and passers-by. Timeless figures watching the passing of time. Nearly every statue I observed was a unique face, some so finely rendered as to appear truly life like. I imagined these faces having been modeled on real people who probably once lived in Paris. I tried to imagine the enormous collective effort over how many years to produce a city filled with the expression of so much human emotion. Every face conveying a feeling, an experience, a thought, an idea.
In these photographs I have tried to isolate some of these many faces to give the viewer an opportunity to observe these quiet and peaceful observers.
The images are all approximately 40" x 53" and printed using archival inkjet ink on canvass. They are for sale at the gallery for $4,800 apiece, framed, and come in editions of four. Please contact us for more information.