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Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 2:15pm

 

 

Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. – May 9, 2012 – “Amazing and Real: Selected Photography” by Andre Spatz will be on display in the Mercy College Art Gallery, located on the Dobbs Ferry campus, until August 31, 2012. 

“Mercy College created the Learning Commons Art Gallery nearly three years ago with the intention of enriching both student life on campus as well as providing a venue for students and local talented artists to display their work for the benefit of the surrounding community,” said Mercy College Acting Director of Libraries, Mustafa Sakarya. “The Gallery is currently offering students and the community the extraordinary opportunity to view cutting edge photography work by self-taught master, Andre Spatz, whose show captures the essence of his unique approach to the craft.“
 
“Amazing and Real” displays a wide range of subject matter and depicts Andre’s profound empathy with the human condition as well as his insatiable appetite for beauty even in the ordinary. Part of his craft also lies in his meticulous printing and framing techniques, which add depth and power to his images.

With degrees in engineering and an award-winning career in the computer technology field as his foundation, Andre is able to leverage a precise technical control with an artist’s sensibility of time, texture, color and form to capture a larger-than-life reality that is easy to identify with nonetheless. His work offers vivid and stunning depictions of landscapes, still life, fine art and everyday figures, produced with a digital camera, but without manipulation by software or other post-production effects.
 
“This exhibit has been an attraction strong enough to draw students into the library that might not otherwise be there,” said Mercy College graduate ’07 and current Mercy College Library Intern, Alex Mouyios, as he enthusiastically trumpets the warm reception this exhibit has received amongst the students.

Mustafa Sakarya, Acting Director of Mercy College Libraries, continues to state, “Andre is able to excite and engage viewers because of the rich color and texture he creates. Also, many of the Hudson scenes are recognizable. This is truly one of our most memorable shows.”  

Andre’s photographs are available for purchase on his website at www.andrespatz.com. At this time, Mercy College staff and students are eligible for a special discount, thanks to Andre’s generous recognition of Mercy College’s mission to provide a quality overall education, including an excellent digital photography program. Andre hopes that those who might not otherwise have access to his photography will be able to purchase it with the discount.
 
About Andre Spatz
Originally from Switzerland and educated as an electrical engineer, Andre Spatz has brought his expertise in engineering and technology to the art world. In 2009, after more than 30 years of an award-winning career as a senior executive in the business and computer technology world, Andre began a new profession. “Andre Spatz Photography LLC,” a digital photography business, has achieved critical acclaim and professional success. Andre is a self-taught master whose unique approach to the craft brings forth in this exhibition a vivid and stunning depiction of landscapes, still life, fine art and street photography. Andre’s photography depicts a passion for the world we all share in capturing and sharing his art of digital photography through the beauty of people and the world.