April 14 – June 4th, 2022
Lamented Sublime is a small group show
about nature and the passage of time
the beauty and sadness in both
and how they inspire.
Featuring Paul Mele, Toxic/Nature Studios, Khurshid Saleem
For more information on the artists and their work, click here for the artists book.
Paul Mele is a photographer living and working on Long Island. His photographs often illustrate time’s way of imposing it’s will upon all things and the wreckage it leaves behind. To achieve his vision Paul shoots, edits and prints all his own work. He holds certifications in photography from both Nassau Community College on Long Island and the International Center of Photography in NYC. He has also studied with Vincent Versace and Neal Parent at the Maine Media Workshop, and with Carlan Tapp at the Santa Fe Photographic Workshop. His work has been exhibited on Long Island, New York City, and other locations across the US.
Toxic/Nature Studios features environmental photography that celebrates the majesty of nature and laments its demise, in small moments. Using close-up macro techniques, the photographs express his appreciation for and concern about the environment. All photos are taken by him, Scott Schneider, with an iPhone, leveraging the power of technology to observe rather than to distract. Schneider has also crafted a series of sculptural pieces called “3D(isasters).” This thought-provoking artwork is designed to challenge the viewer to make sense of the quantity of litter displayed in a #finditfillit container.
Khurshid Saleem is an Olympian Artist based in New York. He was honored at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In his “Series Art Work of Abstract” expressionism he illustrates using bright, bold colors and forms, and deals mainly with nature. Saleem has shown internationally as well as all over the USA. His work can be found in 15 museums all in different parts of the world. He has also had 74 solo exhibitions in the countries of Japan, Sweden, Austria, Morocco, China, India, Bangladesh, Germany, France, Belgium, Iran, Greece, Netherlands, Italy, Uzbekistan, Russia and America.
With additional support from Main St. Benefactor Members
Beth and Charles Levinthal
Dr. Kay Hutchins Sato
Bette and Paul Schneiderman