ARTISTS ON SUNDAYS AT LINDE
“What Does This Mean?” featuring the photographic work of Curtis Salonick.
(June 3) Curtis Salonick and his photographs were the subject of the first of Linde Corporation’s occasional public art shows.
Curtis was a good first choice as an artist. His photography is compelling and visually arresting. “What Does This Mean?” was the title of his show and his work certainly makes a person think.
“My work challenges our precepts of truth,” Curtis says with some understatement. He uses analog and digital photographic techniques, allowing him to compose original imagery through complex layering, transparency, and masking techniques.
“It was a nice show,” Curtis says. “It led to 4 or 5 pending sales and one which was committed and delivered the next week.”
Mr. Salonick, of Wilkes-Barre, has been selling his works since the 60’s; he turned it into a business in 1972. “I came in with the flood,” he recalls. “I stopped into the Times Leader newspaper office to timidly ask if they needed any help. ‘Son, get out there and shoot everything you can,’ ordered a cigar-chewing editor. And so I did.” A business and profession were born.
Curtis has been working ever since. “I love photography and I think I’m pretty good at it.” He regularly enters juried shows and has won many over the years. “I’ve won up in Cooperstown, NY, down in Harrisburg at the Art of the State competition, and out in the Forksville show in Sullivan county which is held each fall.”
The photography of Curtis Salonick is on display at Linde Corporation, 118 Armstrong Road, Pittston PA. Please enjoy a sample of his works shown below. Contact him directly at (570) 824-5145.
LINDE CORPORATION AND ART
Fine art and heavy construction might seem like strange bedfellows, but it all makes perfect sense to Linde Corporation president Scott Linde.
“Mete Bora of the Summa Corporation in Turkey was a mentor of mine,” says Scott. “He began Summart as a meeting place. It’s the concept of allowing artists to come together to show off their talents and share with each other. We hired local artist Leigh Pawling to manage all of this. She finds and books artists for the shows we’ll be having. She is coordinating within the local art community. Then, in between shows, we move the art around from floor to floor so our people can enjoy it, too. We plan to have these shows every three months or so.”
Admission to the shows is free, as is the wine and jazz which plays throughout the day. The public is invited, of course!
Shown below are some close-ups of Curtis Salonick’s photographs: