Local, Coastal, Trans-Continental Art Reception for Chris Brosan

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Local, Coastal, Trans-Continental photography exhibition by Chris Brosan

A selection of photographs from Oceanside, Coastal USA, and abroad. Artwork will remain on display at the Civic Center Library from February 9th to March 29th.

Artist Statement

“When I was asked to provide an artist statement, I have to admit that I had no idea what that meant for me. Am I an artist? Surely not like my sister, whose paintings and portraits adorn many walls in our home.  Can I really lump myself into the same category as those I look up to? 

Truthfully, I opened ChatGPT for the first time in order to write this. I decided that was almost as disingenuous as the 'art' it generates and just started writing.

I take photos to quiet my mind. To mute the constant stream of human elements competing for my attention. It's something I can do completely alone. It pushes me to be present and truly observe that which surrounds me. In a way it's therapeutic. Much like the ocean and surfing; passions that bring me to many of the settings in my images. 

It's fascinating to me, the way I can lose myself trying to capture scenes that people casually walk by each day.  And how the most subtle changes in composition or depth can have a profound impact on the feel of a photo. Telling a story through imagery is a fantastic challenge and I grow a little with each release of the shutter.

Photography is not something I do with a specific agenda. It is something I just do. I think that makes it more special.

Maybe that does make me an artist." - Chris Brosan