Photographer Diane Epstein, Norris Taube and gallery owner Susan Calloway
DIANE EPSTEIN, an American fine art photographer who has made Italy her home since 1995, is now showing her own innovative form of photography at Susan Calloway Fine Arts in Georgetown in Washington, D.C. On Friday evening, April 9, 2010, the exhibition opened and guests could admire how Ms. Epstein captures an original view of the monuments, statues, fountains and the hidden with a textural, timeless quality. In her works she revives the large-scale narrative painting and panoramic vistas of another time, while still retaining the architectural details of today. Her signature “fresco” style of photography is created using a distinctive technique of layering multiple images, including ancient sites and the richly encrusted walls of Rome to design a painterly, textured picture, developing an illusion of shape and depth on a two-dimensional surface.
Janet Schmelzer and Walter Steimel
ALTHOUGH EPSTEIN over the last decade has exhibited widely in Europe, this is her American debut. Her exhibitions in Italy have included the American Academy in Rome, the American Embassy, the Residence of the Belgian Ambassador, John Cabot University and Al Vicario 31. She has also shown at the museum Il Chiostro Boccarini in Umbria. Rome Luxury Suites has a permanent display of her work in their newest hotel, Babuino 181, adjacent to Piazza del Popolo. Epstein’s photography is featured in each of their suites and lobbies. Architect Fabrizio Magnaghi is using over 25 of her photographs, including the large-scale fresco images in frames up to six feet tall. These images of architectural details and fountains will be displayed at the hotels Mario dei Fiori, 37, and Margutta 54 in Rome.
Beatrice Park and Sue Hamilton
Susan Calloway Fine Arts is located at 1643 Wisconsin Ave, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20007. Tel. 202-965-4601, www.callowayart.com.