Sandy Lebrun-Evans: Living Yesterday Today

Multiple Exposures Gallery invites you to our new exhibit:  LIVING YESTERDAY TODAY - Images by Sandy LeBrun-Evans.

© Sandy Lebrun-Evans

© Sandy Lebrun-Evans

© Sandy Lebrun-Evans

© Sandy Lebrun-Evans

Sandy has photographed the 150th Civil War reenactments for the past four years. It has
been like stepping back in time capturing the reenactors Living Yesterday Today.

Opening Reception: May 17, 2015 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m
Exhibition Dates: May 5, 2015 - June 14, 2015

Colleen Henderson & Susan Meyers - New Exhibits

Multiple Exposures Gallery presents two new exhibits: American Made: Classic American Scenes by Colleen Henderson and Acadia: 4 Years of Photographs by Susan Meyers.

Colleen Henderson

Colleen Henderson

Colleen presents photographs made during her ongoing exploration of rural back roads and nostalgic American scenes. Although the images have all been made within the last few years, they are distinctly reminiscent of an America you could have witnessed in the middle of the last century: successful, hardworking homesteads, an abundance of rich resources, and vast, dramatic vistas.  

Susan Meyers

Susan Meyers

Susan presents photographs taken during her many visits to the Maine coast, predominantly the area in and near Acadia National Park. She first started visiting the area in the late 1970s and has continued to return every few years. The exhibit takes a broad view of what the repeat visitor finds when she continues to look. Over the years her photographs have turned from the crashing waves on the iconic Maine coast to some of the quieter more intimate places. 

The exhibits will be on display through May 3, 2015. You are invited to attend a reception for the artists at the gallery on Sunday, March 29.

Janet Matthews: The Space Between

Fine Art photographer Janet Matthews presents a portfolio of new work in this solo exhibit at the Multiple Exposures Gallery.

Janet Matthews has been creating work within the genre of still life for a number of years. In this exhibit of new work she looks beyond the literal representation of objects to explore their edges and the space that surrounds them.

The exhibition runs from December 30, 2014 to February 2, 2015.  Opening reception is Sunday, January 11, 2-4 pm.

Danny Conant / E. E. McCollum Exhibit Opens

Multiple Exposures Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibit of new work by Danny Conant and E. E. McCollum. French Impressions  by Danny Conant and The Shadow Series by E. E. McCollum will be on display in the gallery from September 2 through October 12, 2014. Please come and join the artists for a reception on Sunday, September 7 from 2-4pm.


French Impressions Danny Conant

© Danny Conant

© Danny Conant

Although I love to photograph, I don’t take a lot of pictures. Maybe it’s the hunt or search for me.  I wander and look and if the scene won’t let me go I’ll bring that one back to think about later. Sometimes I use my iphone and then I can alter reality as I see it.

The title “French Impressions” came from an exhibition I recently saw at the Musee D’Orsay in Paris.  My French impressions came from Paris and the Dordogne area.  I found parts of scenes, a remembrance of something that has gone before or an embellishment of a pleasant experience.  There is a glimpse of someone who reminds me of a dear friend gone.  The Eiffel Tower embellished because it took me four trips to Paris to get the nerve to ride to the top.  Three chairs said it’s time to just sit and think.

The wall pieces are prints from my camera and from my iphone. Most images are manipulated in the camera or from computer programs and printed on Epson watercolor paper with archival inks.  Next I added a bit of pastel to the image and then glued it to a wooden panel.  Several coats of encaustic medium were added to finish it.  Encaustic medium is a combination of beeswax and resin. I love working with the wax. I like to touch it, smell it and know that it is an excellent protection of the printed photograph.

 

The Shadow Series - E. E. McCollum

© E. E. McCollum

© E. E. McCollum

For me, shooting the nude figure in the studio is like playing in a small jazz ensemble.  Just as a jazz quartet makes music from the voices of the instruments and the passage of time, the studio gives us space, light and the body with which to make images.  Obviously, other elements can be added, but in this project, I wanted to keep it simple, to play with the basic elements – a jazz trio instead of a big band. 

How do you combine the available elements?  Space: I shot the models from the top of a tall ladder.  This perspective obscures orientation . . . is the figure flying, floating, or pinned to the wall? And we see the body in ways we aren’t used to seeing it, foreshortened, dimensional one moment, and planar the next.   Light: I used a strobe with a bare bulb for this series, a harsh and, some might say, unforgiving light.  Of course, this gives us the distinct shadows of the series title but it also gives us the texture of the models’ skin and the rough surface of the studio floor both with all their flaws.  And the body:  Nude, the body becomes the medium for a range of expression . . . isolation, repose, exuberance, connection.  I asked the models to play with the notions of shadow and form as we worked and we quickly found that the shadows that emerged naturally from the light and the pose were much more interesting than any shadows we tried intentionally to create.

I have found working with these simple elements endlessly fascinating as I have made the images you see.  The studio is a magical place even when stripped to its basic elements.  But then, I was always a Dave Brubeck fan . . . 

Currently on Exhibit: "Dog Days of Summer"

Multiple Exposures Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA announces an upcoming fine art photography exhibition. The theme, “Dog Days of Summer” focuses on the hot, languid, summer season. The exhibition opens on Tuesday August 5th and runs through Sunday August 31st. It is free and open to the public.

The show is juried by Kathleen Ewing, owner of Kathleen Ewing Gallery. In 2009 the gallery was relocated to her home in Cleveland Park after being an integral part of the thriving art district of Dupont Circle for over two decades. Kathleen was a founding member, and served as Executive Director of the Association of International Photography Art Dealers [AIPAD] from 1991 to 2007. Under her leadership, AIPAD’s annual fine art photography trade show grew to include over 80 exhibitors with attendance in excess of 8000 visitors.

EXHIBIT DATES:  August 5 – 31, 2014  Daily 11am-5pm, except Thursdays 2pm-8pm

©Maureen Minehan

©Maureen Minehan