John McQuade – Wash-O-Mat Express
The Absolute Eye Collective
Director: John McQuade
“I think if you can turn off the mind and look only with the eyes ultimately everything becomes abstract” - Ellsworth Kelly
AbsoluteEye (www.absloluteeye.org) is an approach to photography that begins with the gap of perception: there is no preconceived filter of interpretation to frame a sense of the visual world. Without this contextualization the perceived world becomes an abstract manifestation of visual forms. Here the chaos of visual forms can be appropriated in creative photographic images that issue as abstract art.
This exhibit - AbsoluteEyes – has fun with the way of Absolute Eye: here the resource – direct seeing – becomes the image topic: absolute photo images of eyes.
John McQuade is a director of Absolute Eye and Nalanda Miksang Photography International. He has been teaching this form of photography for many years and has established teachers throughout North America and Europe. He has published Looking and Seeing: Introduction to Contemplative Photography and a second volume: The Heart of Photography will be published in 2017.
In the summer and autumn of 2017 he will present three workshops at the Haliburton School of Art and Design.