Sandy Rothberg's contemplative and focused photos freeze and transcend time. Using a camera from the early 20th century provides a sense of antiquity while his subjects inspire a special attention to nature existing both then and now. Though taken more recently, the subjects could have existed at any point in time; the Kodak Box Camera takes modern imagery and transcends them into a timelessness that encourages reflection.
"While the box camera images deeply inform my current work, the addition of color and the effects of using (and misusing) electronic shutters add depth and meaning to the pictures. Modern electronic shutters scan the incoming image in much the same way as a television screen image is created, albeit at a much higher resolution. Using long exposure times and occasionally moving the camera during exposure results in pictures that transcend what the eye sees in the “real world” and allows the viewer to attach meaning.”" – Sandy Rothberg
NocturneGroup Exhibition 18 Nov 2021 - 19 Feb 2022As winter approaches and the days get shorter, Momentum Gallery hosts Nocturne, a collection of enchanting works in a variety of media that celebrates the drama and mystery of the night. Nocturne includes paintings, photography, cyanotypes, plywood constructions, sculpture, and original prints, While the world is shrouded in shadow, the moon and artificial lights offer definition to shapes that emerge from the darkness. Imagination picks up where detail leaves off, imbuing this time of day with magic and intrigue - the potential of the unknown and unseen. Featuring works by John L. Cleaveland, Jr., Tom Eckert, David Ellsworth, Bill Hall, Ron Isaacs, Ron Layport, Casey Roberts, Sandy Rothberg, Paul Sattler, Brian Sostrom, Maltby Sykes, and more.