Howard Cash: African Dance in Slow Motion
June 4 – July 8, 2002
Opening Reception: Monday, June 17, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Artist Talk: Monday, June 17, 5:30 – 6:30 pm
John Jay Gallery, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
899 Tenth Avenue, Room 322T, New York, NY 10019
The En Foco Touring Gallery program presents color photographs by Howard Cash at the John Jay Gallery in New York City, from June 4 to July 8, 2002.
Cash, inspired by African dance, began exploring the use of slow shutter speeds to enhance the feeling and sensuality of movement. He states that his camera took him “into dance movements that escape the human eye”. Charles Biasiny-Rivera, Executive Director of En Foco says, “In music there is a phenomenon that takes place when one tone is affected by a second tone, this results in a third tone; this is called a harmony. Cash has managed to adapt this phenomenon to produce a rhapsody of coloration unseen by the witnessing eye. He has embellished this matrix of pigmentation with a lyrical sense of motion, which helps us to sense the spiritual intensity that is inherent within African dance.”
Born in Harlem, New York, in 1953, his involvement with photography began at the age of 19 in Los Angeles. He received an Associate Degree in Art and a Certificate in Color Photography from the Los Angeles City College in California.
His exhibitions include the Countee Cullen Library in Manhattan; the Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY; South Bronx Concerned Citizens, Bronx, NY; Casita Maria, Bronx, NY; Rockland Community College, Suffern, NY; Association of Community Based Artists of Westchester, Westchester, NY, among others.
Cash has worked for the Associated Press, the Nigerian Television Authority, and the International New York Times. He is the President of Image Griots Photographic Group and co-owner of Generations Studio, Bronx, NY.