Rick McCleary

Photography
LOOK : : Documenting Awareness
201 Orchard Drive, Purcellville, VA 20132
Loudoun Valley Cluster, Stop #22

About the Artist

Rue Huguerie, Bordeaux, France 3:21pm May 31, 2014
Rue Huguerie, Bordeaux, France 3:21pm May 31, 2014" - Limited edition pigment print - 24"x33

Personal Statement In a world where much of what occupies our minds distracts us from seeing the present moment I seek to redefine the narrative of our existence by focusing on what's right in front of us, what's happening in this instant, the now. Making photographs, for me, is documenting that moment of awareness. I consider my work documentary, but not in the traditional sense. It's not event-driven or subject-specific; there's no agenda, no point to make. Instead, my photographs are evidence of me engaging with the reality of what I see. I become hyper-aware of what's in front of me. The atmosphere becomes tangible; it swirls around me like water. It's during these moments that I feel most directly connected to the world. I manipulate my medium to heighten that sense of connection to the present. I work to make the viewer stay with each image and investigate these documents of the moments I witness. Artifacts from the real world. What the memory of being there looks like. Biography After receiving his Master of Fine Arts degree from George Washington University in 1982, Rick McCleary embarked on a 30 year career creating photographic images for corporate and advertising clients nationally. He's had numerous gallery shows of his art work and is represented in numerous private collections. When asked when he's going to retire, he laughs and says, "Never. Art is for life.

Opera, Paris, France  8:11pm June 11, 2014
Opera, Paris, France 8:11pm June 11, 2014" - Limited edition pigment print - 30"x24
Opera Metro, Paris, France 8:54pm June 11, 2014
Opera Metro, Paris, France 8:54pm June 11, 2014" - Limited edition pigment print - 24"x33
Amtrak Station, Newark, NJ 9:48pm February 2, 2015
Amtrak Station, Newark, NJ 9:48pm February 2, 2015" - Limited edition pigment print - 24"x33
59th Street & Lexington Station, New York City 4:06pm February 2, 2015
59th Street & Lexington Station, New York City 4:06pm February 2, 2015" - Limited edition pigment print - 24"x58
38th Street & 8th Avenue, New York City 10:57am February 4, 2015
38th Street & 8th Avenue, New York City 10:57am February 4, 2015" - Limited edition pigment print - 24"x40
Ludlow Street, New York City 2:47pm January 13, 2016
Ludlow Street, New York City 2:47pm January 13, 2016" - Limited edition pigment print - 24"x33
42nd Street, New York City 10:31am January 13, 2016
42nd Street, New York City 10:31am January 13, 2016" - Limited edition pigment print - 24"x33
42nd Street, New York City 9:20pm January 11, 2016
42nd Street, New York City 9:20pm January 11, 2016" - Limited edition pigment print - 24"x33
Broadway & 43rd Street, New York City 9:05pm January 11, 2016
Broadway & 43rd Street, New York City 9:05pm January 11, 2016" - Limited edition pigment print - 24"x33
Studio interior
Studio interior

Offering on tour: Signed, limited edition books, prints, demos, and discussion about the creative process.

Loudoun Valley Cluster Stop #22

Directions to LOOK : : Documenting Awareness:

From Route 7, exit south on Route 287 toward Purcellville. At the circle, turn right into town, then left onto Orchard Drive to the green house two blocks ahead on the right.