Richard Garrod, Chester Ng, and Matthew Farris:
Metaphors, Masks, and Movement
2009 Juried Exhibition Winners Show
September 4 through October 16, 2010
Opening Reception: September 11, 2010 4-6 pm
Richard Garrod – First Place
Richard Garrod, photographer, poet, philosopher and educator, entertains the eye and the soul
with visual metaphors of unique simplicity and elegance. Richard’s passion for the unseen in
the visual world is shared by the viewer in this collection of prints gleaned from a lifetime of
photographing and teaching. He has inspired several generations of photographers to reach
beyond the ordinary and find the paradox in the world they inhabit.
Mathew Farris – Second Place
Matthew Farris, photographer and educator, comes from the commercial world and found a
doorway into the magic of movement during a trip to a Japanese Garden. Always inspired by the
power and beauty of Impressionist and Modernist Art, Matt experienced a moment when objects
transcend their physical reality and become “movement of energy and color through space.” This
selection is from his current body of work—“Koi”—a study of movement and color through space.
Chester Ng – Third Place
Chester Ng, photographer, forester and businessman, comes from the business world into the
world of photography through a lifelong interest in images and their impact on the world.
Chester has explored the environmental portrait and it led him to the discovery of old world
exotic cultures, their rituals and ceremonies. This selection from Chester’s current body of
work—A Portrait of Anonymity—features his portfolios on the Venetian Carnival and Whirling
Dervishes. They beg the question—“Who are we? How do we alter persona and conceal our true
identity?” Centuries-old masks, rituals and dance allow the viewer into a world of possibilities.