A modest yet impressive exhibit of photo-surrealism is on display at Blue Sky Gallery this month. 

Artist J Swofford’s work is featured in a corner of the gallery reserved for up and coming Pacific Northwest artists called the Viewing Drawer. His prints are small, intimate and evoke another era.

I like the imagery, their hand-made feel and ambiguity going on in the process. Is it old-school collage? Of the digital realm or other photo/print process?  Out of curiosity I looked up several meanings of surrealism and found:

a 20th-century avant-garde movement in art and literature that sought to release the creative potential of the unconscious mind, for example by the irrational juxtaposition of images.

Yes… well done J Swofford. To view more of this artist’s work visit: