October 22 - December 3, 2022
From Foltz Fine Art:
“Ben Sklar is an editorial, commercial, and fine art photographer based in New York City. Sklar was born in Louisiana, but spent most of his life in Austin, Texas. Sklar started his career in photojournalism with freelance commissions from The New York Times, and eventually migrated into editorial work for some of the world’s most prestigious publications. While the demand for his commercial work requires his attention, Sklar’s personal practice focuses on maintaining a distinct artistic vision with a love for film and the alchemy of the darkroom. Sklar’s artistic practice continues to progress alongside an ongoing body of work taken over the past decade.
Sklar’s photographs have a singular thread of commonality – each contains something unexpected, an element that catches the viewer off guard, causing them to pause and allow for personal reflection. This “punctum,” as defined by French philosopher and critic Roland Barthes in Camera Lucida, repeats throughout Sklar’s work and redirects the viewer back to their own sense of self. Sklar often uses the quotidian as a source of inspiration. It is in the seemingly small details that he captures with humor, compassion, and at times, detached observation, that the viewer is repeatedly struck, finding or stumbling upon a point of impact or an element of fascination.”
Reception: October 22, 2022 | 5:30–7:30 pm
2143 Westheimer Road
Houston, 77098 TX
(713) 521-7500Get directions