Christopher Morse and JB Hack @ RICPA

Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts Presents

In the Main Gallery - Christopher Morse - Beyond Recognition: Art in the Wild

In the Inner Gallery - JB Hack - Impact

Opening Reception: April 19, 2018, from 5- 9pm, in conjunction with Gallery Night Providence

Exhibitions on View from April 19 - May 11, 2018


Local photographer and Emergency Medicine Physician, JB Hack will exhibit a selection of work from his series “Impact,” while Maine Based Photographer, CE Morse will exhibit abstract work from his ongoing series “Beyond Recognition.”

JB Hack Impact: _

JB is a local photographer and Toxicologist at Rhode Island Hospital. As an Emergency Medicine Physician, he witnesses the ripple effect caused by drunk driving. He is one of the spokespersons for the Department of Transportation’s new anti-drunk driving initiative.

Motivated by a desire to stimulate awareness, JB will exhibit images from his “Impact” series. JB’s personal motivation is as a father, husband and friend: ”I know that through no fault of their own, statistics suggest that my loved ones might be involved in an alcohol related crash at any time.”

The emergency department at Rhode Island Hospital sees at least one alcohol related crash victim every single day. While Nationally 2 out of 3 people will be involved in a drunk driving incident in their lifetimes… too often basic things like driving safety are forgotten in the cacophony of the world around us. JB’s photographs, shot in the style of 1940’s crime scene photos, bring home the message in a more lasting way than words, and leave you with an image that echoes or ripples through your day long after you have left the gallery.

C. E. Morse Beyond Recognition: Art in the Wild

Christopher Morse is a photographer based in Maine who is presenting a selection of abstract compositions from real world objects in a creative process he refers to as ”Capturing Art in the Wild.” His explanation of his work may be most succinctly summarized by quoting Henry David Thoreau: “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” C.E. started out as an avid car buff. Maintaining several vintage cars required many trips to Johnnie Monroe’s, the local vintage car boneyard where he discovered “Wild Art.” Trading in his tool box for a camera, much of his work is captured at automobile salvage yards where he has embraced the beauty of imperfection. Chris studied sculpture and Glassblowing while developing his Photography. He considers himself fortunate to have had the opportunity to study with Aaron Siskind and Paul Caponigro among others.

About The Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts:

RICPA was founded to inspire creative development and provide opportunities to engage with photography through exhibitions, publications, education, and mutual support. We strive to advance our members’ careers, strengthen

the appreciation of all photo-based media, and foster dialogue around innovation in the arts. Our talented member photographers come from both Commercial and Fine Art backgrounds both local and international. RICPA is a nonprofit resource center led by dedicated volunteers. We run a full calendar of professional workshops, juried, group,

and individual artist exhibits, open salons, and member support events throughout the year. All exhibitions are free and open to the public.

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