Karen Keating - "A Visual Journey"

Multiple Exposures Gallery presents a new exhibit of work by Karen Keating: A Visual Journey  This exhibit will be on view from June 20 through July 30, 2017, with a reception/artist talk to be held on Sunday, July 10, 2017, 2-4pm.

 

Karen describes the exhibit:

My images in this exhibit are primarily from the last 18-24 months. The visual journey has not been another trip to Cuba, a visit to Key West or any other interesting country. The camera tags along with my daily life mirroring the moods, activities and momentary instances. These are not my old or new neighborhoods but rather reflections of me.

In March I visited my roots in small town Ohio photographing the small town of 12.000 people, Coshocton, and the even smaller town of Walhonding where I spent summers with my grandparents. My documentary interest is ever present, but a distinction is pushing its way into my imagery. The sense of place and the record is less important.

John Szarkowski made a distinction between photographers looking at the world through a mirror or a window. His discussion and application to photographers' styles is interesting and has always been important to me. In short, the window approach shows the world a new place as seen by a photographer; whereas the mirror is the artist's self-expression. His famous exhibit "Mirrors and Windows" has always been a part of my teaching approach.

This exhibit is a combination in my mind. The "Ohio Elegy" set is where I want to continue my look at current life in middle America. The other images have a more personal expression and portray the emotions, inspiration and beauty surrounding my past couple of years.

As an artist I am interested in makingt he distinction that Szarkowski presents - the concepts of what a photograph is.

"Is it a mirror, reflecting a portrait of the artist who made it, or a window through which one might better know the world?" - John Szarkowski

HEAR OUR VOICES - Photography of Protest

This has been a year of unprecedented civic action in response to the politically charged atmosphere pervading the country.  In gatherings large and small, spanning the political spectrum, Americans have always exercised their rights to free speech and assembly to influence those in power. 

In Hear Our Voices!, the photographers of Multiple Exposures Gallery have focused their vision on the theme of protest, past and present.  The exhibition presents photographs that celebrate those who have taken to the streets to make their voices heard.

Hear Our Voices!

Photography of Protest

May 8th through June 18th, 2017

New Exhibits: Colleen Henderson and Sandy LeBrun-Evans

Multiple Exposures greets 2017 with two exciting new exhibits: IRISH LANDSCAPES: A Study in Contrasts - photographs by Colleen Henderson and HARD TRUTHS: McDowell County, WV - photographs by Sandy LeBrun-Evans. These exhibits will run from January 3 through February 12, 2017.

IRISH LANDSCAPES A Study in Contrasts - Photographs by Colleen Spencer Henderson

©Colleen Henderson

©Colleen Henderson

Colleen presents photographs made during a 6 week journey visiting several counties in western Ireland including: County Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Roscommon, Clare, Limerick, Kerry and Cork. 

What Colleen found most striking about the Irish Landscape was its breadth and diversity.  In any given moment a scene might unfold as both grand and intimate; tenacious and gentle; or humble and proud. 

More images from this series may be viewed here


HARD TRUTHS: McDowell County, WV - Photographs by Sandy LeBrun-Evans

©Sandy LeBrun-Evans

©Sandy LeBrun-Evans

Sandy’s photographs represent her 2016 trips through the county of McDowell in West Virginia capturing the remains of the demise of the coal industry and the empty promises of “jobs, jobs, jobs” by politicians.

West Virginians are proud, hard working people who are extremely loyal and have deep love for their state.   They have watched the mines close, the mountaintops cut off and the land timbered, yet when they see a coal truck on the highway, they cheer because there is work.

More images from this series may be viewed here