“Garden’s Earthly Delights” is the title of a solo show of photography by Dr. Judith Monteferrante at the Rockport Art Association.
There is a free public reception on Sunday, Oct. 27, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Monteferrante, an award-winning contemporary artist, seeks to “effervescently capture the poetic, individual beauty of flowers” in her current photography series. In addition to nurturing her artistic side, Monteferrante was a practicing cardiologist for more than 25 years, specializing in heart imaging and female cardiac issues. When she retired from her medical career, the artist received a master’s degree in digital photography in 2009 at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
Dr. Monteferrante explains her art as a visual memento to nature’s idyllic beauty.
“By creating fine art photography, I can share my appreciation for the beauty in nature, the purity of light and its reflections, as well as refine the viewers’ eyes to see more simply,” she said in a press release.
In her current work, Dr. Monteferrante combines 21st century microphotography with the historic still life genre, photographing staged floral compositions as she freezes the dynamics of a special moment in order to stir the emotions of the viewer. The idea is to provide a visceral close-up image of a flower in bloom, seeking to captivate viewers to examine the “intoxicating beauty of single flowers.”
In “Rebirth,” the pastel pink and white petals of a mature flower in bloom seem frozen in time propelled against the bubbles. In “Water Shock,” Dr. Monteferrante encapsulates an energetic moment of saturated magenta flowers swirling throughout a water-filled vase.
She exhibits nationally, including group and solo exhibitions in Massachusetts, Arizona and New York. Her art hangs in many public and private collections internationally, and at the Amsterdam Whitney Gallery.
This show runs through Nov. 7. For more information, visit www.rockportartassn.org.
If you go What and who: "Garden's Earthly Delights," photography by Dr. Judith Monteferrante. When: Opening reception, 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 27. Show closes Nov. 7. Where: Rockport Art Association, 2 Main St., Rockport. How much: Free to the public.