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Michael Eastman's Photographs Brighten New Canaan Gallery

Heather Gaudio Fine Art Gallery is exhibiting photographs from Michael Eastman’s "Urban Luminosity" series now through Jan. 25.
Heather Gaudio Fine Art Gallery is exhibiting photographs from Michael Eastman’s "Urban Luminosity" series now through Jan. 25. Photo Credit: Heather Gaudio Fine Art Gallery

?NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- Photographs from Michael Eastman’s "Urban Luminosity" series, which portray urban architectural landmarks in nighttime scenes, are on display through Jan. 25 in New Canaan. 

The exhibit of photos taken throughout Asia and North America over a four-year period is at Heather Gaudio Fine Art Gallery, at ?21 South Ave.

In the series, Eastman explores how light plays off abstract surfaces at night and chooses varied subject matter, including iconic works by architectural masters Eero Saarinen and Frank Gehry.

He pays homage to his hometown of St. Louis by capturing The Gateway Arch and offers a nod to the 50th anniversary of the monument’s construction. The series also brings Manhattan into view with a dream-like shot of the Tourneau building.

“Almost all of the 'Urban Luminosity' photographs are made after dark and therefore require very long exposures," said Eastman in a statement. "Therefore, it is difficult, if not impossible, to pre-visualize the image. When the processed negatives are scanned and the image appears on the computer screen, the results are revealed for the first time."

Eastman has received a National Endowment for the Arts grant and has been published in Time, Life and The New York Times.

His photographs are included in numerous public and private collections, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and The Art Institute of Chicago, among others.

Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment. For more information, call  203-801-9590 or visit the website

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