Peter Toth’s “Songs of the Shore,” exhibition of archival inkjet photographic prints will be on display from February 7 through March 16 in the Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery in the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center on the Alexandria Campus. The opening reception will be held February 7 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and during performances.
In “Songs of the Shore,” Toth shifts beyond capturing reality to photographs that mirror his tangible relationship with the seashore. He also explores the metaphorical layers of personal meaning through process. His goal is to create images that embody a delicate, lyrical sensitivity where the interplay of light, color, composition and the special effects created layer by layer in his computer meet to enhance the emotive tone of each image. Sometimes the effect is subtle, sometimes raw and bold. It is always unexpected as the combination creates an overall mood that distinguishes each photograph.
Toth was born in Hungary and earned a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University. For the next 30 years, he established himself as a highly regarded and award-winning advertising professional. His commercial work has won more than 300 national and international awards, and his fine art has received numerous honors. Today, he devotes himself to experimenting and nurturing his fine art photography into significant bodies of work. He currently lives in Chantilly, Va.