News from Gallery
We will continue to present shows ONLINE through June 20.
On June 26, 2021, we anticipate our in-gallery exhibitions will begin.
Call for Entries – Portfolio Showcase:
Theme: River Towns and/or River Valley Landscapes
Deadline June 12, 2021
Life in the Pandemic Group Show online
May 29 to June 20, 2021
Claude Peschel Dutombe
Joan Lobis Brown
In this online exhibit, each selected artist has been asked to provide a brief statement about their work and life in the pandemic.
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My portraits of my husband, Harry, and my self-portrait were made during the time of Covid lockdowns and restrictions. Because we were confined to our apartment for long periods of time, I turned the camera toward ourselves, whether reading or contemplating the changes in our lives where isolation had become the norm. Even when we could venture out, we always wore our masks. caroleglauber.com
Joan Lobis Brown
Pause: During the pandemic, time trapped me in a mysterious universe of unknown marked by changes in the seasons, weather, light, and coupled by the emotions that enveloped me. I experienced isolation, despair, hope, befuddlement, loneliness, anxiety and intense grief.
While each photograph is a metaphor for this ordeal, the process of examining the dual nature of all of these project images is an exploration of our collective private journeys of the human experience. joanlobisbrown.com
This past year has been a mental maze as the feeling of being seen from beyond and through openings that all seemed to be beyond my reach. It felt like I could reach out to touch the other side, but the touch is what has to be denied. When the world reopens, I wonder if we will embrace each other or keep a distance out of self-preservation. The maze does not end only turns, again.
Photography allowed me to capture moments of beauty, joy, light and humor throughout the dark days of the pandemic: colors of the sunset reflected in a storm door; birthday gifts from friends adorning Spot, my stuffed Labrador; my late mother’s Pilgrim candles joining our family Thanksgiving zoom call. By sharing moments like these, I hope to provide inspiration, creative energy and, perhaps, stepping stones—for our journey toward a happier, more harmonious future. anitamharris.com/
The cycle of four seasons is deeply reflective of the physical and emotional changes in my experience. During the pandemic, I found myself eagerly looking for a touch of nature. I wanted to create images using a language of abstract color to portray each season and the emotions I associate with it. The whole creative process is very intuitive, and maybe that’s why all the images have this wizard, distorted, and enchanting character. cassiezyz.com
My photography points to the possibility of going beyond objective reality and revolves around a puzzle to disassemble. The images take on the character of apparitions leading to my hope to find traces of an ephemeral or transient presence.
How could I justify street photography when ambulance sirens blared day and night a block away? The virus was very close to home, and I worried for family and friends. “Pandemic Birthday” recognizes the need to continue life in the face of the pandemic, while the ceiling fan of “Lockdown Summer 2020” acknowledges the long-term weariness of daily survival. With these two images I was able to connect my craft with my fears. waynepalmerphotography.com
The story of my evolving hair is a metaphor for the Covid-19 pandemic. Amidst the non-stop sirens and palpable fear I stopped caring about hair dye. The encroaching gray is a measurement of the passage of time as one might mark the height of their children with a notch on a doorframe. I am a photographer with a performance background and recording my ever-changing hair gave me a way to reach out to others. amyshapiro.com
End of an era, beginning of a new one. This image selection is from my self-portrait series entitled HOME in which I say goodbye to my college years and the city that shaped me amidst the Covid-19 Pandemic. Through my iPhone, I recorded my ephemeral play and communion with my old apartment and final college moments. clairesersun.com
A Long History of Dark Sleep – self-portraits photographed during the pandemic. In this time of COVID-19, I sleep alone but fear is my lover. We embrace fretfully and stare at the ceiling. The camera accompanies me; a flashlight is my light source. This is my chance to record anxiety, the noir that surrounds me, and come face to face with my potential demise. Or perhaps I’ll find truth and maybe even beauty in the dead of night. lensculture.com/diane-fenster
Isolated at home during the pandemic I began documenting the mundane moments of my every day. Confined and alone, I still felt the need to create. I started exploring what light I could find in the shadows. I purposely chose to shoot in black and white to emphasize any available light in the darkness, a metaphor of sorts for my personal experience, finding any bit of hope in the darkness of the pandemic.
Cabin Fever describes the isolation, boredom, and darkness brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic. Needing a creative outlet, I turned to capturing the ephemeral shadows appearing on the walls of my home. Creating photographs during the adversity of isolation was an escape and a way of transforming these oppressive moments. Ultimately, the fleeting magic and mystery of the shadows provided a surprising solace that even in tough times a person can experience solemn, yet uplifting beauty. dquinnphotography.com
Claude Peschel Dutombe
‘Dreams of a Distant Place’ is an attempt to reconstruct the visuals of my childhood daydreams when my mind started wandering, driven by a politically suppressed Wanderlust while growing up behind the iron curtain of the cold war in East Berlin.
For the past 15 months all those feelings of longing for escape were brought back to me while being locked up again due to the pandemic. dutombe.com
Fear and isolation have infected far more people than the virus. “Safe” and “social” are being redefined every day. And thoughts….well, nostalgia for “before” and fear of “soon” make for a grim “now.”
Created during the surreal early months of the pandemic, Imagined Moments from the Porch is, on the surface, a series of photo composites in which neighbors in front of my house have been rearranged in invented juxtapositions. Within the fictional compositions, however, are intertwined layers of meaning in which I consider themes of confinement, relationships, separation, and aspects of time, all of which were glaringly spotlighted by an out-of-control virus. debbiemiracolo.com
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