Photography Exhibit at Gallery 175
From May 12 to July 12, Gallery 175 in Pawtucket will be presenting Focused & Composed: Photographers with an Eye for the Abstract. On display will be the work of three photographers whose interesting and imaginative images of patterns, shapes, lines, tones and color are discovered through the viewfinder of their cameras. Gallery 175 is located at 175 Main Street in downtown Pawtucket in the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center and is open daily from 10 am to 4 pm.
Capturing images that bring new meanings to what we see every day is the goal of Pawtucket based photographer, Dan Borden. Borden brings movement, pattern, and surprise to what would otherwise be mundane street photography. While some of his imaginative images reveal recognizable glimpses of the real world, others do not; but all his abstractions are captured in camera, not manipulated in a computer. Borden has exhibited and won awards throughout the Northeast.
Color and light has immediate impact in a series of exciting photographs by Providence artist, Brooke Hammerle. Captured in a video arcade, the photographs sing with the flash and frenzy of mechanical rhythms of movement and light. Hammerle approaches her photography with the experience of a painter, focusing on the unity and interactions of forms and patterns. She regularly exhibits regionally and has work in corporate collections both in the US and Europe.
New Bedford artist, Denn Santoro, takes photographs that are intended to confound the viewer by capturing images that reveal the world in new and different ways. Santoro is showing photographs of museums where the architecture is recorded as angles, shapes and light captured with skewed perspectives, unusual compositions, or the inclusion of odd details. Santoro’s C-print images are captured in the camera without digital manipulation. He has exhibited widely and has work in collections both in Europe and the US.
The public is invited to meet and chat with the artists at a reception from 2 to 3:30 pm on Sunday, May 19th in the gallery. The event is free of charge, wheelchair assessible, and plenty of parking is available. For information about the gallery, visit www.gallery175.com.