LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHER SHOWS PEEKSKILL IN A WAY YOU’VE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE
May 1st through May 27th 2016 RECEPTION: SATURDAY MAY 14TH 3P-6P
THE FLATZ is pleased to announce Peekskill: The Way I see It, a solo photography exhibition by Peekskill resident Ocean Morisset, located in the ballroom gallery at 1008 Main Street, Peekskill, N.Y. Featuring over 30 black & white and color photographs taken in the three year’s Ocean has resided in the city, this exhibition is the most comprehensive view of Peekskill he has shown to date.
Since moving to Peekskill from Harlem, NYC in November 2013, Ocean has documented his new hometown, using mostly an iPhone and has captured the landscapes, people, and objects that collectively tell the story of this “great little city”, from his perspective as a recent transplant. “Peekskill has been receiving some negative press in recent times and my aim is to show the beauty of the city and the diverse community of people who call it home.”
Ocean’s landscape work, mostly of the Hudson River, shot from Peekskill’s Riverfront Green in various season’s and weather conditions, are meditative and peaceful studies of nature and beauty. “Sometime I refer to my photos of the Hudson River and backdrop as ‘soul food’, because there is a quality and feeling of stillness, and of my soul being nurtured that I hope is evoked in every viewer as well.”
Peekskill: The Way I see It is on view at THE FLATZ located at 1008 Main Street, Peekskill, New York from May 1st through May 27th 9am-5pm. An Opening Reception for the artist will be held on Saturday May 14th from 3p-6p.
For further press information and images please contact:
Ocean Morisset at firstname.lastname@example.org or (917) 535-3309