Tuesday, August 23, 2011

PRESS RELEASE: Abstract Photography at PHOTOSTOP Gallery in White River Junction

Light-Struck: Abstract Photography Today, a juried exhibition, will be on display at the PHOTOSTOP Gallery in White River Junction, VT from September 2-30, 2011. An opening reception will be held on September 2 (a White River Junction, VT First Friday) from 5-8 pm and the public is invited to attend. Exhibit juror Ellen Carey will give a gallery talk at the opening at 7:30 pm on abstract photography.

Considered a pioneer in the camera-less photogram and lens-based Polaroid photographic and contemporary art field, juror Ellen Carey is an internationally and nationally recognized artist, whose work (1978-2010) has been the subject of forty-six one-person exhibitions in museums, alternative spaces and commercial galleries and several hundred group exhibitions. Carey is an Associate Professor of Photography at the Hartford Art School in Connecticut.

The Light-Struck exhibition will feature photographs that are, as scholar and curator Lyle Rexer said in his book The Edge of Vision: The Rise of Abstraction in Photography, “photographs without pictures, or rather, photographs that refuse to disclose fully the images they contain”. For this show, Carey selected 34 photographs from nearly 400 submitted images. The chosen photographs will be coming to the PHOTOSTOP gallery from all over the continental United States, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Brazil and will display a wide variety of techniques and approaches to the medium.

PHOTOSTOP Gallery is located at 85 North Main Street, Suite 150, on the first floor in the TipTop Building, White River Jct., VT. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday from noon - 5. First Fridays and opening nights the gallery is open ‘til 8 pm. Other hours are available by appointment. For more information call 802.698.0320 or check the website .

Long View, Julie Anand and Damon Sauer, 108" x 42"
Hae #2, Yong Hee Kim, 8 x 10 Pinhole Cibachrome, 40" x 50"