Tuesday, May 15, 2018


An Exhibition of Photographs by Phyllis Crowley

Photographer Phyllis Crowley presents PARTIAL VISION: BLIZZARD featuring provocative images of blizzards distorted and diffused through icy, frosty and dripping car windows. Her work will be on view at City Gallery from Thursday, May 31 - Sunday, June 24 with an Opening Reception on Sunday, June 3 from 4-6pm.

“I have long had a fascination with looking through a distorting medium to see my subject in a new and more abstract way,” explains Crowley. In doing so, she manipulates the focus away from the distant subject onto the interface in order to express that nothing in life is ever seen clearly. “Our vision and knowledge are always filtered through some medium, and the filter itself can be interesting and beautiful on its own.”

While PARTIAL VISION: BLIZZARD was prompted by the recognition that the weather is becoming more unpredictable and extreme, Crowley explains that “the intent of these images is perceptual, rather than political. I am attempting to show an experience, evoke a feeling, and prompt memories of swirling snowflakes obscuring vision.”

A photographer from a very young age, Crowley is a well-known local artist with more than 40 years of professional and fine art experience. She taught photography at Norwalk Community College and the U of Bridgeport, and now teaches at Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven. She has exhibited across the country and has twice been awarded an Artist Fellowship from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts.

The PARTIAL VISION: BLIZZARD show and opening reception are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. City Gallery is located at 994 State Street, New Haven, CT 06511. Gallery hours are Thursday - Sunday, 12 noon - 4pm. For further information please contact City Gallery, info@city-gallery.org, www.city-gallery.org.