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Bay Area Photographers Collective Exhibition
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OPENING RECEPTION - July 7th 7-9PM
CLOSING RECEPTION & ARTISTS TALK - July 28th 4-6PM
"WaterWorks" Bay Area Photographers Collective Exhibition
Few subjects in art history have been portrayed more frequently than water. From primitive cave drawings to the water wall in Bill Viola’s “Ocean Without a Shore” video, water has captured the artistic imagination.
“WaterWorks” represents water in multiple forms (fountains, oceans, rivers, puddles, pools) and many moods (from abstract, elusive, moody, mesmerizing, and transcendent, to literal and quotidian.)
It is not difficult to understand the artist’s attraction. Water is beautiful, awe-inspiring, universal, mesmerizing, mutable, life giving and life sustaining, a source of recreation and pleasure, a luxury and a scarce and sacred resource. Our affinity to water is visual, sensual and tactile. And it is also essential. Our blood is chemically similar to seawater. Our bodies, like the surface of the planet, are both about sixty-five percent water. And our life form originated in water. We wonder how the meanings we find in these water images resonate with our eternal longing to return to our original habitat - the sea.
FEATURED ARTISTS: Jack Androvich, Henry Bowles, Adrienne Defendi, Anthony Delgado, Malcolm Easton, Linda Fitch, Ingeborg Gerdes, Steve Goldband, Ralf Hillebrand, Irene Imfeld, Ellen Konar , Barbara Kyne, Eric Larson, Thomas Lavin, Erin Malone, John Martin, Charlotte Niel, Heather Polley, Ari Salomon, Kirk Thompson, & Gary Weiner
Juror: Ed Carey
EXHIBITION: July 7-28, 2012