The Red Head Gallery
January 10 - February 2, 2002
By Sally McKay
I really dug the romance and high drama of Andrew Wright's tree photographs. These great big pines photographed at night looked like movie stars, all glam and dazzling in the spotlight.
By Anitra Hamilton
Andrew Wright's photos of trees shot at night using professional lights on stands to simulate daylight demonstrated a disappointing lack of faith in the viewer. The intended effect was the eerie reversal of a night scene, somewhat reminiscent of René Magritte's "Empire of Lights." Unfortunately the stands were left in the shot, negating any possibility of deception. The resulting prints were neutered of any potential for drama: the effect was arch. Sometimes you just have to trust the viewer.