Harrison Public Library Presents “Perceptions” — a fine art photo exhibition by Anamaria Setti

Exhibition is on display July 29 to August 31, 2023.

Gallery is open to the public during regular library hours.

Artist’s Statement:

“Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain.” –Henry David Thoreau

Seeing nature through a camera lens provides both perspective and inspiration for me. A tiny blue flower or a blade of grass shivering in the breeze become larger than life in the viewfinder. It is both challenging and exhilarating to photograph living things. Countless tries at capturing a moment of beauty—the shifting light, the drops of dew, a butterfly’s visit—reveal life’s constant ebb and flow. Nothing feels more authentic to me than photographing nature at its source.

I’m inspired by creators like Edward Weston, Henry David Thoreau, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Mary Oliver whose reverence for the restorative power of nature and its ability to ground humanity permeated their art. Working alone outdoors is a deeply focused experience that evolves through trial and error, shapes my technical process, and immerses me in the slow, deliberate pace of nature.

Wonder can be found in the smallest details when we stop long enough to look, listen, and be present. I seek out these details with my photography and invite viewers to discover treasures in the most ordinary things.

About the Artist:

Anamaria Setti’s deep love of photography has come full circle from her beginnings at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Her creative career has blended graphic design and art direction, consulting, photo retouching, and production design for the advertising industry. The 2019 launch of her online gallery anamariasetti.art marks her return to her native language—photography. Always exploring, she studies unique details and lighting in nature, abstract compositions, and colorful scenery, sometimes returning to the dramatic simplicity of monochrome photography she discovered at FIT. Running her own business sustains her endeavors in photography and she enjoys designing her own marketing materials to promote her art.

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Harrison Public Library
2 Bruce Avenue
Harrison, NY
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Friday, August 4, 2023
Times: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event

Presenter: Harrison Public Library
Presenter Phone: 914-835-0324
Presenter Website: harrisonpl.org