Providence Center for Photographic Arts
(Formerly Peter Miller Fine Art Photography Gallery)
Do you love photography? Are you looking for a way to connect with other photographers? Do you want to advance your skills? Exhibit your work? Get more involved in photo-based media? Become a member of Providence Center for Photographic Arts (PCPA)!
PCPA was founded to inspire creative development and provide opportunities to engage with the community through exhibitions, publications, education, and mutual support. We strive to advance our members’ careers, strengthen the appreciation of photo-based media, and foster dialogue around innovation in the arts.
Current Exhibit: Unseen: Photography Beyond the Visible
Exhibit: April 20 – May 13, 2017
Opening Reception: April 20 from 5:00 to 9:00pm
Jurored by Peter Miller & Laurie Klein
Non-visible wavelength photography is magical, mysterious, dramatic, and challenging. Images can appear dreamlike, mystical, and surreal — at once both familiar and foreign. Masters of photography including Minor White and WeeGee found expression with the expanded range of infrared spectrum. Simon Marsden used infrared to amplify his affinity with the macabre and haunted. Rock bands including Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, and U2 presented a new psychedelic vision with infrared images on their album covers. More recently Richard Mosse’s photography captures the beauty and tragedy in war and destruction.
Infrared photography transports the viewer into the world of unseen wavelengths of energy, beyond the visible.Providence Center for Photographic Arts (PCPA) presents Unseen: Photography Beyond the Visible a jurored exhibit of works by the artists who have found creative expression within non-visible wavelengths. Artists who utilize infrared, IR filters, false color, ultraviolet, multi-spectral, and thermographic technology — in digital, film, and post-processes — are invited to participate. While Unseen is an exhibit limited to non-visible spectrum images, the evaluation of images by the jurors centers on artistic vision. We want to introduce our audience to another means of creative expression where technique is secondary in making selections. Unseen embraces photo-media artists, experimenters, and those who dare to stretch artistic boundaries into a truly different kind of light. Submit your entries to our exhibit through CAFÉ (callforentry.org).
Read more….Download the exhibit prospectus
PCPA is located in the Russell House (built in 1772) in downtown Providence, around the corner from the Providence Art Club and across the street from Mill’s Tavern Restaurant at 118 North Main Street, 2nd floor.
The gallery is open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 1:00 – 4:00 pm and by appointment. Please contact email@example.com or by phone at (401) 225-6792 with any questions. Visit the gallery online. Find us on FaceBook and Twitter.