J E F F R E Y S T U R G E S
Jeffrey Sturges’ photographs have been and remain, in essence, landscapes. In Sturges’ newest iteration of the landscape, the artist has moved inside. In these compositions, a fluorescent lamp suspended over a shelf becomes a visual equivalent to the sun illuminating a man-made green space, a potted plant is a stand-in for a tree or hedgerow. In the spare compositions, each object is significant. Scale plays an important role in the series; ordinary objects are depicted life-size. The one-to-one ratio amplifies their presence and affirms our connection to familiar objects. Sturges’ technical skills and formal concerns are understood immediately and imparted through the clarity and practiced restraint of his elegant work.
Jeffrey Sturges earned an MFA from SUNY Stony Brook, NY and a BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore. Sturges’ photographs have been exhibited extensively in the US as well as in Switzerland, New Zealand, Australia and Italy. The artist lives and works in New York.