SELECTED ART REVIEWS & PRESS RELEASES Janie Welker, — Curator of photography, The Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY “Gifts from the Earth: Sculpture by Mary Leto, Photographs by Antonia Pisciotta.” The Heckscher Museum of Art (Museum Newsletter), Huntington, NY, July-August, 2000 . “Antonia Pisciotta haunts the marshes very early in the day, and into the evenings . . . often she waits for hours, seeking the moment when the weather collaborates with the land to produce the moment she wishes to capture. In work like Marsh Wind, the blurred motion of leaves and blossoms stirring in the wind plays against the heaviness of the air and the stillness of the water — one can almost feel the moist breeze against one’s face.” Art Reviews/Phillis Braff, “Capturing the Seen and Unseen in Photographs,” The New York Times, 2/4/2001 “Antonia Pisciotta’s detailed photographs of grasses and twigs are uncanny, in a quietly mesmerizing way.” Eric Ernst, — “Art Scattered Here and There in Here and Now Exhibit,” The Southampton Press, 2/10/2000. “Antonia Pisciotta’s photographs reflect an attempt to create more painterly rather than strict representational priorities in the work presented. The piece entitled Leafing, for example, presents a large tree with textured, almost tile-like bark as the central focus, and then balances this with the linear movement of smaller branches and their verdant green leaves.” Kenny Mann, — Thinking Images Gallery, Press Release, selected quote, 8/7/2003; “Antonia Pisciotta’s images are far from static. In photos taken of Little Reed Pond in Montauk, for example, deep red patches of glasswort in the background contrast with the myriad greens of bushes in the foreground, caught in a dizzy, unfocused moment as a sudden breeze whips through them. The artist explains, “This kind of photography requires enormous patience. You have to wait and see what is given to you, and be ready for it when it comes, and when it does, it’s a wonderful, humbling gift.” Fernando Azevado, — Photography historian and curator of Thinking Images Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY; Thinking Images Gallery, Press Release, selected quote, 8/7/2003; “When we think of nature photography, big names like Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, and other members of the F-64 Group immediately come to mind with their celebration of the precision of the photographic process and their sublimated images of nature. There is subtle femininity to Antonia Pisciotta’s work that brings a refreshing new light to the genre. She brings the photographic look at nature back to earth. Standing before her work one has the sense of her presence — almost as if we could feel her footprints through the difficult terrain of the wetlands.”