Exhibits Coming Soon

Arun Patel: The Beauty of Washi

Exhibit Dates: 
Tuesday, Nov. 6 to Saturday, Dec. 1
Artist Reception (Member Event): 
Friday, Nov. 9 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
2nd Saturday Opening (General Public): 
Saturday, Nov. 10 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

 

Washi (wa = Japanese, shi = paper) is paper that uses local fibers such as Gampi, Mulberry (Kozo) or Mitsumata, is processed by hand, and made using traditional techniques. Its unique features are its varied texture, thickness, strength, soft translucency and absorbent qualities. In the late 1800s, 100,000 families were making washi; now, there are about 350 remaining.

Arun has developed a love for this paper, and also for Chinese & Japanese landscape paintings. Without the talent to paint, he uses the camera to compose minimalist images using the principles of Chinese landscape painting such as creating depth with layers and mist, and the use of empty or negative space. Finally, matching each image to a particular washi paper, taking into account its texture, thickness, and absorbent qualities creates an expressive print.

 

 

 

Karen Connell: High Key Floral

Exhibit Dates: 
Tuesday, Nov. 6 to Saturday, Dec. 1
Artist Reception (Member Event): 
Friday, Nov. 9 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
2nd Saturday Opening (General Public): 
Saturday, Nov. 10 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

 

Karen Connell states that she has always been fascinated with how people personalize their environment and personal spaces using color, natural materials and artifacts to create a sense of serenity, harmony and joy. Her work has always attempted to capture those feelings and share them with her viewers. These black and white flower studies are the current incarnation of a progression of work exploring this theme. Connell believes that flowers are integral to any positive human environment.    She says, "I marvel at how just the sight of flowers can make me feel happy.”

In this series of flower studies, she has distilled the essence of how flowers affect us by emphasizing line and light and eliminating the distractions of color. “I am filled with wonder at the magical impact of light on these flowers” she muses.

Her work has often been described as “painterly” and this work, while in black and white, continues that esthetic. She printed the images on Japanese mulberry paper to further enhance the impact of the images. “This paper adds layers of texture and depth to the two-dimensional images to make them much more expressive and conveys that sensibility I am trying to achieve in my work” she comments.

TWELVE: Work of Art

Exhibit Dates: 
Tuesday, Dec. 4 to Saturday, Jan. 5
Artist Reception (Member Event): 
Friday, Dec. 7 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
2nd Saturday Opening (General Public): 
Saturday, Dec. 8 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

 

Work of Art is the theme for Viewpoint Photographic Art Center’s 10th annual juried show, TWELVE. Work of Art brings attention to the entire process of creating a photograph. It comes as no surprise to photographers, but there is a good deal more to making a well-crafted, meaningful photograph than a good camera with the right lens. Such photographs involve the preparation for “being there” as well as choosing the right place, the right time, right framing, right ISO, right shutter speed, and right aperture. Even these speak only to the initial capturing of the image. The interpretations that follow are partners in the making process, the work. The editing decisions of post processing are an enormous part of the work whether at the computer or in the darkroom. Nor is making a final print the end of the work. Now there are decisions about the size, color and style of the mat, plus where to sign and how to title the work. All these things and much more go into making an artful photograph that is an expression of the photographer’s idea. After all of it, the final word or last decision might be to share the photograph with others.

Viewpoint welcomes your creativity and craftsmanship in interpreting the theme, Work of Art. Any subject and photographic approach is invited for this open call juried exhibit.

Deadline for entries is October 19, 2018.

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