I was first introduced to Jeffrey Conley several years ago and was impressed by the quality of his work and his determination to pursue one of the most difficult of objectives: the creative life. I keenly watched his progress and the refinement of his craft.
He is that rare species, an artist following in the tradition of the great American Landscape Photographers - Watkins, Haynes, O'Sullivan, Muybridge, Jackson, Adams - but one who also displays a distinctly original voice.
His images are an extension of his personality: sensitive, stoic, patient, and respectful, combined with a childlike sense of wonderment. His gift is to share with us what he has seen and experienced in his journey through nature. He doesn't preach, but invites us to protect what cannot be reclaimed, and embrace what is fragile and vulnerable. His "Tree Cathedral" is a holy place. His "Woven Branches" is a protective shroud. His "Night Snow" is a spiritual awakening.
You are witnessing the beginning of a career that will be long and fulfilling. Revel in the tranquility, balance, beauty and stillness this Pied Piper of silence leads us to.
Peter Fetterman Gallery is pleased to announce the first exhibition of work by artist Jeffrey Conley "Winter" alongside an exhibition of photographs by Elliott Erwitt, "The World of Elliott Erwitt" May 5th, 2011 - July 30th, 2011.