Today my new show, "It's Not a Painting", opened at The Artist's Palate (307 Main St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601). I had a very short window to prepare for it, so it was a great challenge, but well worth it. Now that it is hung it looks wonderful. The show features a variety of works, primarily landscapes of various Hudson Valley locations with a few that are abstract or abstracted human forms. I felt moved to entitle it "It's Not a Painting" by the number of people who have assumed my photo art pieces are paintings, or have referred to them as "painterly" (I consider this a compliment, especially when it comes from actual painters.)
Details of Photo Art Exhibit
Title: "It's Not a Painting"
Where: The Artist's Palate, 307 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
When: Monday, November 18 through January (end date TBD)
The space is an elegant, higher-end restaurant with large walls. It called for larger pieces than I have created thus far, so I got to work refreshing old images and tuning new ones to tease out the music I saw in them. I decided gallery wraps were the best approach to allow the images to have the most impact. The largest are 30x40 and similar. There are also some sets of smaller framed pieces and one set of black and white. All the large images in the main dining area are tied together by the theme of water. The smaller ones, which flow down the hallway toward the back of the space, vary more in subject matter and color palette.
I am also looking forward to sampling the food, which has been highly recommended and seems to have great reviews.
The show runs through January; the exact end date still to be determined. I hope to see you there.