MAY 2019

second act | preliminary provocations

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June 1-27

OPENING RECEPTION:

DURING FIRST BANK FIRST SATURDAY ART CRAWL

june 1, 6-9 PM


SECOND ACT

STACY WIDELITZ

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

Stacy Widelitz may be best known for his award-winning music career, but his love of photography has led him into the “second act” of his creative life.  Widelitz was always an avid travel photographer - buildings, landscapes, historical sites, etc.  In the fall of 2015, he bought a new, higher quality camera for a trip to Tuscany.  On this trip, Widelitz became fascinated with the faces he encountered on the streets and in the cafés, and started photographing them in black and white.  Always a fan of film noir, as well as classic black and white street photography, he discovered that those influences were coming out in the photos he was taking.  Surprised that he seemed to be able to capture an emotional moment with his camera, Widelitz realized that he had spent his whole life capturing emotional moments through music.  He decided that this type of photography was another important form of expression for him.


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PRELIMinARY PROVOCATIONS

BOB DURHAM

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

Bob Durham paints within the realist tradition.  Physical presence – the fact that we exist in three dimensions – holds his attention as nothing else can.  It is the foundation from which Durham works and the unattainable illusion for every painting he completes.  For Durham, the habitual practice of painting is a way of reckoning with the world and a means of better understanding its intricacies and innumerable rabbit holes.  His paintings take shape in a territory somewhere between imagination and physical reality.  Within the narrative nature of the paintings an often disruptive and irrepressible element exposes the humor, contradictions and questionable conventions of the human condition.