These abstract photographic works are not created with digital software, close-up lenses, extreme cropping, or chemical processes. They are not photograms.
SELECTED EXHIBITS AND GALLERY INSTALLATIONS
Steven Silverstein: Civic Experiment (solo exhibit and book)- December 2, 2017 - January 20, 2018, Artisseur, Los Angeles, California. Spanning three years, this project began in 2014 as an on-going, non-objective exploration of light, colors, shapes and symbols. At some point, a theme emerged from concern with the way in which cities and suburbs are constructed, governed and experienced. Artist statement →
Split House Project: Contemporary Showcase - October 1, 2015 - February 1, 2016, Santa Monica, California (5 works), selected by architectural firm Michael Kovac & Associates. The opening night was in conjunction with the publication release of "Sense of Space: Elements of California Modernism." Abstract photography works included were On the Boulevard, Black Queen, Haywire, Tangerine Dream and Spaces Within II. Additional information →
I See You Exhibition - January 10 - June 10, 2015, State Capitol, Austin, Texas (2 works); running concurrent with the 50th Anniversary of the national Voting Rights Act of 1965. The six exhibiting contemporary artists were recognized in a Texas Senate Resolution on March 10, 2015 for support of human and civil rights through artistic expression. The two works (including Right On, below) were the only photographic works included in the exhibit. Additional information →
Permanent Art Gallery Collection - On November 10, 2014 the JW Marriott unveiled its permanent art collection at its gallery in the new JW Marriott Houston Downtown, including Spaces Within II (below, right), a color field abstraction on canvas, 56 x 84 inches (142.2 x 213.3 cm). Black Queen (below left) was on loan for the opening. Additional information →
Schrodinger's Math: Observe + Decide (2 person show) - April 24 - June 21, 2014, Esperson Gallery. These photographic works on paper are an exploration of the interaction of space, form and color, and its effects on human perception. Since they confuse traditional photographic boundaries with their appearance of brush-stroked textures and painterly illusion, to bring the viewer's perception back to reality, traditional photographic black frames were used to convey that they are, in fact, photographs. Additional views →