Work by Randolph photographer Gus Meyer will be on display in the Gifford Gallery from October 4 through November 8, 2017. The 34 photographs in this exhibit include scenes from the Vermont landscape (most within walking distance of Meyer’s home in Randolph) and Mt. Desert Island, Maine.
Meyers, a psychologist in independent practice, has lived in Randolph since 1979. He grew up in Cohasset, Mass. and Woodstock, Vt., and received his undergraduate degree (with a double major in art and psychology) from Middlebury College. He received a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Washington State University.
“My artistic eye was shaped largely through oil painting, although I have always been drawn to the immediacy of photography,” he writes in an artist’s statement. “While I enjoyed the darkroom in its day, I love the flexibility of digital photography, including the creative power of photo editing. I am more concerned about creating an interesting image than a precise visual record of a place and time.”
Inspired by the impressionists, his work emphasizes light, composition, color, and the interplay of different phases of the day, such as when sun and fog both impact a scene.
Displayed are photographs depicting light and colors of each of Vermont’s changing seasons and the reflective waters of coastal Maine.
“One never has to travel far to find great images,” Meyers writes. “Especially if one is willing to rise before the sun.”