Archive for Wednesday, October 18, 2000

Art Affair offers photo exhibit

October 18, 2000

Mary Garvin, Melinda Hipple and Shakura Jackson will exhibit works from a joint project they call "Three Visions" at the Art Affair Gallery. The opening reception is from 7-9 p.m. Friday.

The first feature will be three photographs in a Round Robin. After selecting an image from her collection, each artist passes it to the next person in a circle. The second photographer prints the image in whatever manner she chooses, adding her personal touches to it. Passed for the third time, the last person selects matting and framing, creating the final presentation of the piece.

Additional features of the show are three groupings of photographs from each artist in the categories of portraits, alternative processes and still lifes. Finally the photographers will present a larger group of unsigned works allowing the public to determine who photographed which pieces.

Garvin, Eudora, works in alternative photography processes starting with a wide range of black and white images. "I primarily focus on split toning because it makes every print unique. No two prints will ever tone exactly the same."

Hipple, Baldwin City, works with black and white images focusing on personalities rather than traditional portraits. "I like to find the soul behind the eyes when I photograph people. It effects how I view other subjects as well."

Jackson, Lawrence, views her photos as elements in a larger constructed reality resulting in photomontage. Her photos show more of a situation, captured both in B&W and color. "I create a moment which can never be seen exactly that way again, only in our own minds."

The Art Affair Gallery, located at the corner of 7th and High streets in downtown Baldwin City, is open from 2-5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, contact the Art Affair Gallery, 785-594-7470 or Hipple, 785-594-2935.

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