Mary Rezny earned a BA from Beloit College, and studied art and communications at Oklahoma State, Michigan State, and the University Film Study Center in Boston. She has owned her own commercial photography studio in Lexington since 1976, specializing in architecture and artists' slides. Her work has appeared in many local and international invitational and juried shows. She is the proprietor of M.S.Rezny Studio & Gallery.
With the funding from David and Kathy Johnson, the Lucille Caudill Little Fine Arts Library was able to commission and purchase a group of photographic works by Rezny. Using a technique that she has perfected in her own art, Rezny photographed five musical instruments in sections and created dimensional collages of each instrument.
From her website:
"As an artist I am infinitely curious, as a photographer I enjoy taking a simple object and turning it into something extraordinary to look at. I have a traditional photographic background, yet my imagery is anything but traditional. I have come to embrace the idea that all good photographs are self portraits; whether it is a person, animal, flower or landscape. I tend to see the flowers and fruits as a metaphor and symbols of life itself. My self-portraits give us a new perception of life passages and a view of spiritual growth"
Quintet can be located along the curved wall past the Reference section on the first floor of the Library.
Quintet. (2002?) 5x5 Chromagenic (C) prints with assemblage.
1. French Horn
Timpani (2002?) 5x5 Chromagenic (C) prints with assemblage. Photo by Mary Rezny.
French Horn (2002?) 5x5 Chromagenic (C) prints with assemblage. Photo by Mary Rezny.