Sitting in a place for the first time for three hours with very little to do lets you observe and see many things in a new way. I was the “Featured Artist” at the Vets Gallery housing the exhibit with two of my photographs, Beyond Choreography. Essentially, it entailed opening the gallery at noon time and keeping it open until 3 PM for visitors. Organized by Art League of RI, the exhibit needed volunteer contribution. I was happy to do my part and will do it next Thursday again. Altogether three people showed up, two friends and one of the exhibiting photographers. While I was not chatting with them I used my time to photograph the walls with the exhibit material, turning around and photographing the view outside, or pointed my camera to frames that captured my fancy.
This is a mixed media show that includes paintings, sculptures, photographs and they all have their unique appeal. You will see different types of works in one visit. Seeing art, the kind you practice or of different kinds, may provide personal development paths, the more you see the more you improve the visual vocabulary. The collection below does not include all the walls and all the art when I open the gallery next Thursday I will make up for the missing walls. As you can probably tell, I used stitching in several photographs to provide an uninterrupted view of the walls when possible. Outside I could see a long stretch of I-95 with old mills converted to apartments instead of razing them to erect new high-rise buildings.
The interaction with or interruption of the vista by the internal elements caught my eye. I called them visual interruptions. You will also find quite a few abstracts consisting of various fragments. I found them to be visually appealing, including the chandelier that was hanging overhead. Some frames reminded me of colorful flower fields with incongruous metal and glass elements rising in the midst of them. The frames I called Metallic Towers, I will leave them to your imagination as if they are rising on the Providence skyline or another form of visual interruptions.
The gallery is open Thursdays and Fridays between 12 — 3 PM and during the performances at the auditorium. This show is on until October 28, 2016.
I will be there again on September 22, 2016, between 12 — 3 PM. Come, let’s shoot the breeze and shoot a few photographs.
Update: I opened and closed the gallery today once more and greeted the visitors. Two friends and three other art fans. It turned out that one of the visitors knew me as she remembered while we talked. In between the visitors, I have completed photographing all the walls and then photographed the windows side of the gallery. I also managed to find a few more abstracts. You will find the new set of photographs at the end of the first set that was published.
The following are from September 22, 2016