A gallery showcase set

WAG introduced readers to artist Stephen E. Morton back in February of 2014.

The veteran Greenburgh-based professional photographer was giving us the scoop on his complementary career, an artistic effort in which he uses the human body as a three-dimensional canvas.

It was a memorable assignment, as Morton had a model on hand to demonstrate how he applies body paint to turn a woman’s figure into a celebration of form and color – and then photographs her to create a separate work of abstract art.

His models remain anonymous – he doesn’t shoot a model’s face, which adds to the universality of the work.

As he told us, “You can stretch the imagination, and I like the idea of letting people stretch the imagination.”

We were happy to hear from Morton recently – and are pleased to share his good news.

He has his first solo show set for this month at the Steamer Firehouse Gallery in Ossining. The show, “Painted Ladies,” will open with a reception set for 2 to 6 p.m. Sept. 10 and continue through Sept. 23.

The gallery is on the second floor of 117 Main St.

Stop by to share in this unique artist’s vision.

For more, visit stephenEmorton.com. – Mary Shustack

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