Honorable Mention / 2017 / Fine Art / Abstract

Deconstructed Construction

  • Photographer
    Judith Montminy

In “Deconstructed Construction” I examine the rhythmic
interplay of juxtaposed triangles, diagonals and parallel lines
that compel me to consider architecture and other deliberately
constructed environments as subjects for fine art photography.
To capture each setting’s abstract underpinnings, I pay close
attention to patterns – angles, curves, shapes and shadows.
Dynamic interactions between light, color, reflections and
texture also are key elements in my work. Depending on the
vantage point I take for a particular shot, I find some scenes beg
for a minimalist composition, while others are better suited to a
more complex approach.
The goal of this continuing project is to provoke curiosity about
the hidden-in-plain-sight geometrics that surround us in
everyday life.

A graduate of Syracuse University, Judith was a Boston Globe arts reporter for more than a decade. She began each new assignment by answering the question, “What’s the angle?”

As a fine art photographer, she answers that same question far more literally. The “angle” is the way she positions herself to capture the geometrics of a provocative urban scene and its abstract underpinnings.

She is inspired by the rhythmic, musical interplay of juxtaposed triangles, diagonals and parallel lines, keenly aware of the interaction between light, reflections, texture and color.

Her award-winning photographs have been juried into international, national and regional exhibits.

Awards GALLERY ARTIST - South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA;
RUSSELL GALLERY ARTIST - Plymouth Center for the Arts, Plymouth, MA;
AWARD OF MERIT - National Juried Exhibition COOL - juror John Carroll (Carroll & Sons Gallery, Boston, MA) - SSAC Bancroft Gallery;
HONORABLE MENTION IN COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY - juror Roy Dawes (Exhibitions Director Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA) - Plymouth Guild 46th Annual Juried Show;
ART COMPLEX MUSEUM, Duxbury, MA - 2014 WINTER JURIED SHOW, juror Cindy Vallino (Focus Gallery, Cohasset & Chatham, MA);
4th ANNUAL JURIED PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION The Fine Art of Photography, jurors Erin Carey, William Franson & Amy Thiess Geise, Plymouth Center for the Arts, Plymouth, MA;
LOVE National Juried Show, juror Eric Aho - SSAC Bancroft Gallery;
PHOTOGRAPHY NOW National Juried Show, juror Karin Rosenthal - SSAC Bancroft Gallery