How artists create and who they are is often a mystery when viewing their art. Knowing more about process and producer can enrich the experience of viewing art. John R. Hartman provides these insights in a new exhibit, “Inside the Q Artists,” photographic images portraying the member-artists of the Q Artists Cooperative.
The public is invited to meet the photographer and his subjects at an opening reception on Friday, Sept. 21, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Gallery Q, 1108 Main St., Stevens Point.
“Many people see a finished piece of art without giving a thought to what goes into its creation,” said Hartman. “I wanted to show each artist in some stage of making his or her art. It is my hope that these images will reveal a bit about the creative process of each of these talented individuals.”
All of the photographs are printed directly on aluminum, a new imaging technique that Hartman said results in more brilliant color and dynamic range than traditional photographic paper.
Hartman is a nationally recognized portrait artist who has owned Contemporary Photography in Stevens Point since 1974. He is known for portraits that reveal the personality and interests of his subjects. He currently serves as president of the Q Artists Cooperative.
“Inside the Q Artists” will run now through Nov. 3. Gallery Q is open daily except Monday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.