Monday, October 29, 2018

Solo Exhibition - Ray Carofano

"Close at Hand"
October 8 - October 20, 2018

"Close at Hand" is a body of photographs, which again highlights man’s participation
in his environment, depicting how a specific region is observed. As Ray Carofano
defines his process to others as, “knowing it has little to do with the things you see
and everything to do with the way you see them." This time, he examines the port
towns in Southern California: San Pedro and Harbor City. People helped transform
this area of Los Angeles into a recognizable place, but Carofano emphasizes
mundane spots that are often overlooked. His images have a quiet, painterly
attention to light and space, which translates beautifully into the tones of the scene.
Carofano employs graphic elements, playing with the strange visuals created by the
photograph’s geometry, colors, and reflections. Both stunning and historic at the
same time, this artist has discovered the brilliant and modern in the empty and

Ray Carofano’s career in photography spans over fifty years, with his photographs
have been shown extensively throughout the United States, with several exhibitions
abroad as well. He has published three books of his photographs, and his work has
been reproduced in various publications. His pieces can be found in the permanent
collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, Santa Barbara Museum of
Art, Santa Barbara, CA., Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA., Fototeca de
Cuba, National Archives, Havana, Cuba, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
and other private and corporate collections. Carofano lives and works in San Pedro,

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