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PRESS RELEASE: Photography Exhibition at the New York Hall of Science Explores Architecture and Industrial Design
Queens, N.Y. - Over 50 photos taken during the last five decades will be featured in Photographic Perspectives on Architecture and Industrial Design, on display at the New York Hall of Science from November 18, 2006 - January 15, 2007. The exhibition explores industrial and architectural sites created by corporate entities that document historic and modern achievements. The show is composed of work by three modern Renaissance men: Robert LeBeau, Walter LeCroy and Joseph Siegel.
New York City-based entrepreneur and artist Robert LeBeau finds beauty in iconic shapes of industrial America from Modernism. He seeks to capture industrial achievements and present landscape contrasts made possible by technological advances. His subjects include Brooklyn industrial plants, construction cranes in Chicago and California, and the Bethlehem Steel Factory. LeBeau studied at the Famous Artists School and the Delaware Art Museum. He is the cofounder of the Professional Alliance Group at Oppenheimer & Co., a pioneering partnership among investment consultants and CPAs.
Walter LeCroy, photographer and Chairman Emeritus of LeCroy Corporation, maintains his passion for photography after a career in designing and manufacturing electronic instruments for international industries. Drawn to the exploration of new photography technology, LeCroy established Imaging Arts, a fine arts photography gallery in Charleston, S.C., where he exhibits and publishes his work. LeCroy's photography in Photographic Perspectives ranges from the Chrysler Building to the Brooklyn Bridge to balloon buildings from the 1964 World's Fair.
Joseph Siegel, artist and senior portfolio manager of Omega Group at Oppenheimer & Co., is a perpetual innovator of his craft: sculpting, painting and photography. His painterly subjects have included modern realism as well as abstract expressionism. In Photographic Perspectives, Siegel captures Brooklyn smoke stacks, a Con Edison Power Plant, bustling travelers at a Greyhound bus station and more. Siegel began his career at an advertising agency and emerged as a commercial artist. While serving in the army, his artistic curiosity was assuaged by viewing architectural achievements of the European capitals.
This photographic exhibition presents examples of images made possible by the most advanced equipment available, inclusive of cameras, scanners, and printers created by modern technology.
The show is curated by Audrey Leeds, curator and artistic director of the Uma Gallery in New York.
Throughout the year, the New York Hall of Science features a range of changing art gallery exhibitions that reveal how art, science and technology can be linked to create a beautiful experience.
The purpose of the New York Hall of Science is to bring the excitement and understanding of science and technology to children, families, teachers and others by galvanizing their curiosity and offering them creative, participatory ways to learn.
(First posted on Sunday, November 19, 2006 at 14:48 EST)