While most were out for Superbowl 50 last Saturday, there were some not drawn to the sports festivities seemingly everywhere you turned in San Francisco. Over at Artway, a unique styled, new type of gallery is nestled in the beautiful residence of the Nema building located on 10th Street, just across from Twitter – friends & guests were greeted by both the curators of the gallery event along with Fine Art Photographer - Tony Maridakis. Maridakis, who has a Masters in Fine Art focuses on this particular large scale series taken with long exposures – titled: water & dreams. Tony is fascinated by phenomena that persist phenomena that have preceded us by eons and will continue long after our departure. His works published in the Wall Street Journal – a pretty amazing journey. Two photographs hang side by side – Polarity I & II. So different but similar as these were taken just three minutes apart. As well as getting in tune with the environment when out shooting, Maridakis mentions that the scene needs to pull him out of reality – natural form, natural colors. Tony will work with the photo, play with the image, until this is what it needs to be. When I asked Tony about having any favorites – “Although having no particular one in mind, he gently stated that all were like his children. They all have qualities I like.” Water & dreams is currently on display and are all large scale - limited editions. Heavily influenced by French Philosopher – Gaston Bachelard, you can imagine the similarities along these particular elements.
For more information about Tony Maridakis and water & dreams call / email: Themes + Projects at (415) 732-0300 or email@example.com
ARTWAY, curated by Themes + Projects, is located inside the NEMA residence (10th and Market Street) in the corridor between north and south towers. ARTWAY is a new place for residents and art lovers to experience art as they journey from north and south towers.