Artist/Photographer Barry Schoenfeld installed eighteen art- works titled COLOR/TEXTURE at the Palm Springs Public Library on Monday, September 16, 2019. The exhibit will be on display through Saturday, November 2, 2019 and everyone is invited to come and view during regular library hours. An artist reception and meet and greet will be held at the Library on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the Learning Center, where Schoenfeld will answer questions and discuss his work; the public is invited to attend.
COLOR/TEXTURE examines the minutest of details we often often overlook in the rush of modern day — bright colors, muted colors, stucco, even rust. Photographer Barry Schoenfeld has been fascinated by the abstract since he started shooting on film almost 40 years ago, and has continued this approach in the digital age — without any cropping or software manipulation.
Barry Schoenfeld was born in Yonkers, NY; attended public schools and then Cornell University. He studied photography at the New School for Visual Arts in New York, and has had one man shows at Jango/NY, Buzz West Hollywood and Paramount Studios in Los Angeles. He prefers to “crop in the lens,” and does not use any photo software to manipulate his images, some of which are shot on film, some digitally. Either he sees and gets the image he wants, or it is not there for him. All of his work is abstract and non-representational, and his work focuses on either highly saturated or muted color and texture. His work is in private collections in New York City, Kawai, Seattle, Tucson and Chicago.