49 Fawn Trail
Fairfield, PA 17320
My goal is to create distinctive art through digital photographic and imaging processes. To this end, my aim with much of my work is to blur the line between photography and painting, blending form, light, and shadow into an uncommon artistic expression. As such, the shutter’s click is only the beginning of a process; the art is built by subtle increments on the platform of the original exposure, much as a painter uses a palette, and often requires hours of refinement. And yet without sound photographic technique as a starting point, the end product won’t resonate. Thus my eye is drawn to line and form, geometric balance, color, and especially the nuances of light and shadow. Through the creative process, I strive always to remain essentially true to the original exposure.
Creating my art requires a high degree of concentration, and thus fills a personal need for inward focus and meditation. In a sense, photography and its artistic continuum represent an essential adjunct to my senses of sight and touch. My hope is that others viewing my work will see a rich window on not only my world, but theirs as well.
The work of photographic artist Dan Mangan has been shown at galleries, museums, and colleges in Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Lancaster, and Hagerstown, and most recently as part of the Gettysburg Fringe Festival’s “Five Guys, Fifty Artworks” gallery exhibition. His art has been chosen for a number of juried shows, including the prestigious Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2008. His awards include a second place in the 2009 Adams County Arts Council Juried Art Exhibition, and two first prizes (categorical) at the Washington County Museum of Fine Art, Hagerstown.
Dan has had over thirty years experience in communications, editing, and public affairs, including years of service with Gettysburg College and the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. A native of Washington, D.C., he has lived most of his adult life in Adams County, Pennsylvania. He and his wife Edie Jardine live in Carroll Valley in an 1810 home.
Dan Mangan’s full portfolio, in eleven collections, can be viewed on his website:www.danmanganimage.com
Personal website: www.danmanganimage.com