John Kay, an exceptional, award winning photographer, thinks of himself as a painter rather than a photographer.
The reason why is evident in his unique, "urban decollage" photos. Bold bright colors, images of people and words, torn, worn and ripped away from poster-covered walls, emerge or recede into layers that pull the viewer into them as they search for completion and understanding of the fragments. The first question John often gets is, “What are these?”
John has won many juried competitions in Europe and America. He has exhibited primarily in Germany where he lived for the majority of his adult life. The images come from cities in Europe, America, and Mexico. Now returning home to the Pacific N.W. he is starting to exhibit in America.
The Second Story Gallery presents the works of John Kay during the month of September. A reception and opportunity to meet the artist will be held Friday Sept. 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. Vocalist Caryn Jamison will be performing in the gallery.
The exhibit continues through Sept. 27 during regular opening hours.