Gale Farley is currently a professor of photography at Herkimer College, New York, a position he has held since 1995. He earned a B.S. in photography from Sam Houston State University and a Master of Fine Arts from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Since 1981, he has resided in Ilion, New York and has been an active contributor to the visual arts community in the Mohawk Valley. Through the years, his work has become part of many private and public collections. Gale’s work is influenced by and explores many visual avenues but usually is centered on formal issues such as geometry, space, color, textures, line pattern and his sometimes quirky perspective in how he sees the world. The work exhibited here is from an ongoing series called conversations and associations and represents his fascination with the way things look and how the formal elements relate and interact as a simple composition where the actual subject is of little importance. All the photographs on display are abstractions to a greater or lesser degree.