New York Times

Up-to-the-Minute Show With Echoes of the Past

Review of Photography 18 exhibition at the Perkins Center for the Arts

in Moorestown, NJ

by Fred B. Adelson

February 14, 1999

 

 

Ron Tarver’s “Little House on the Drive” is a beautiful soft-focus image, purchased by the Philadelphia Museum of Art; he also received a juror’s award (from Vic Muniz). 

With Sharp details, the picture evokes a dreamlike quality as the trees seem to float on either side of a small guardhouse. The poetic sensibility is underscored by the warm toning of the sliver print: Mr. Tarver uses coffee to achieve the effect.