The Arts Council of York County opens its first exhibit of 2014 on Friday, January 10 with Tony DiGiorgio’s Travels and Flights of Fancy exhibits in the Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC. DiGiorgio’s works will be on display from January 10 – February 16, 2014, with a free, public reception on Thursday, January 23 at 6:00 PM.
Since the introduction and early development of photography in the nineteenth century, artists have been enlarging the use and nature of this technological invention as an aesthetic medium. With the advent of digital photography in the late twentieth century, pioneering artists have used computer technology to create distinctive works of art that manipulate and morph traditional photographic imagery into never before seen views of the world of imagination.
Tony DiGiorgio joined this twenty-first century art movement a number of years ago, and by doing so he has created unique works of art that have both been shown in art shows and given as signature gifts to honor and recognize long-time friends of Winthrop University where he was president for 24 years. Tony’s work is also displayed in various venues across the campus to inspire others to explore their own creative inclinations.
DiGiorgio’s artistic approach creates striking imagery that provides viewers with an introduction to the possibilities of photography in the digital age. Where traditional photography is based on light passing through a lens and hitting a special emulsion on the film, today’s digital artists, like Tony, use digital cameras to convert images into numbers that can be read and transformed via computer technology. Tony creates both representational works of art from his initial digital images as well as abstract art as he explores both his visible world as well as the inner world of his creative imagination. Within the Travels exhibit, DiGiorgio showcases a few pieces from his new body of work entitled, Flights of Fancy.
The presenting sponsor of this exhibition is O’Darby’s Fine Wine and Spirits.
Showing concurrently to DiGiorgio’s work in the Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts are works by Dana Shelby in the Perimeter Gallery, and Matt Horick and Caleb Sauls in the Edmund Lewandowski Classroom Gallery.