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"Forces of Nature" Last Week!

Date: 
04/28/2017 - 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: 
Cooperative Gallery 213 State St Binghamton

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”  – Albert Einstein

           The Cooperative Gallery 213 features “Forces of Nature,” a dual exhibit by Glenda Blake and Chuck Haupt. The exhibit, running through April 30, includes photos of nature across two continents by Chuck Haupt, and paintings and drawings by Glenda Blake of allegorical figures in natural settings.

            Blake says: “My part of this exhibit is made up largely of pieces from my ongoing “Watchers” series. It’s a concept I picked up somewhere in my youthful reading — ancient religious or allegorical symbols or minor deities, observing us as we pass unknowing along their hidden paths. Humanoid objects in incongruous settings often strike me as dispassionate observers of the joys and disasters of our world. There is something in them that is positive — neither hopeful nor despairing, but also not clinging to outcomes, and open to whatever comes. I don’t normally explain my work. I can only let whatever is in me manifest itself, with little or no conscious input from me. After many years as a rational planner and designer of publications, I find this a difficult but rewarding lesson. I’m dedicating this show to the memory of my mother, Beatrice Knoeller Blake, who died on February 22, at the age of 88.” Blake is an award-winning and juried artist who has shown her work throughout the Northeast and the Mid-Atlantic regions. She also shows her work at the Circle Gallery in Annapolis, MD.

            Haupt says: “Photographing nature has become my passion after spending 36 years as a photojournalist, telling people’s stories visually. Photography is just an extension of my personality. I look for moments happening in front of me that resonate for me. Photography freezes moments in time, forever. The camera alone does not make the picture; I make it, using my eyes, emotions and heart.”

On photographing in black and white: “I like being able to strip away the colors, which I feel enables the viewer to more easily get to the heart of the image — to not be distracted by the colors we all see in everyday life.”

Haupt has been an exhibiting member of the Cooperative Gallery 213 since 2015. Images from this exhibit can be downloaded files can be downloaded from Dropbox at:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/pdb5np9wtfi3pfv/AAB3BMn6TjV_tHFcQ-XLygnta?dl=0

and there is a link to his Spark page at https://spark.adobe.com/page/K92BSITLFq1f8/ 

            Cooperative Gallery 213, a popular stop on Gorgeous Washington’s First Friday Art Walk, is located on Artists’ Row / State of the Art, at 213 State Street in Binghamton. The gallery is open on First Fridays 3-9:00 p.m. and regularly on Fridays 3-6:00 p.m., and Saturdays 12 – 4:00 p.m. Sign up for our weekly e-newsletter on our website at www.cooperativegallery.com or on our Facebook page, Cooperative Gallery 213.
 

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