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Michael Fleck



Chester County

As an artist who chooses to portray everything from lively animals to decrepit buildings, there is a struggle to find a cohesive thread by which a show can be strung together. In the case of this overarching body of work, there is a thematic cohesion on the point of portraying permanence shrouded by change. This thematic aspect of the works can be found across any subject matter, from animals in a landscape shaped by hundreds of years of natural forces, to rust covered metal in an abandoned building.

Although each photograph captures a unique and passing moment in time, the choice of media gives it a more permanent place in time. The choice to use custom but uniform frames, and archival quality paper ensures that each image will remain preserved in a range of conditions; a continuation of the works underlying point of permanence in an impermanent world.