Eîdos comes from the Greek word meaning: something seen, the shape and form of ideas that form distinctive expression of a culture or social group. Here we explore the way ideas take their shape and form through the arts.
Primordial – Upcoming Solo Exhibition by Ira Gardner at the Richmond Art Gallery in Spokane, Washington.
This upcoming solo exhibition of photographs by Ira Gardner presents an intersection of Neoplatonism and Zen art practices as a means of re-imagining a harmonious relationship between humans and nature within a framework of universal equality.
Reports of pipe bombs and the mass shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue yesterday dominate my thoughts today and bring me to my emotional knees in sorrow.
When the daily news is too heartbreaking to bear I am reminded of what Ansel Adams once said… “When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”
I made this image in downtown today while on a quiet walk with with my wife. It is the warmth of her hand and the beauty of Autumn that restores my spirit.
This collection of work draws upon contemporary socio-political memes that are percolating in the public consciousness and gives voice to a dialectic through the creation of an ‘everyman’ character who is navigating a mediated technological landscape that seems to obfuscate the political ideology of conformity while promoting the perception of personal freedom.
In the last month I have lost three people who were dear to me. A close friend’s aunt, another friend’s sister, and finally a man who was like a father to me. This morning when I found out that Tom had passed I was overwhelmed with the cumulative emotion of the losses and had to find this image of white anthurium that I made in Hilo this past March.