Light as Medium

The Ann Street Gallery is proud to present Light as Medium with an Artist Reception Saturday, June 22, 2013 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. This event is free and the public is cordially invited to attend.

In Light as Medium, artists using holographic and photographic techniques explore light as medium on their own terms. Works of particular interest in this exhibition are the retrospective showcased holograms and laser works by Rudie Berkhout. Berkhout played a significant role in establishing holography as a serious art form in the 1970’s and later became known as one of its foremost practitioners. Since that time, his work has inspired not only his peers, but a new generation of holographers.

Also on view in the exhibit are recent works by holographer Mary Harman and Susan Cowles-Dumitru. Harman uses the holographic image as a sculptural entity which are presented as elements within artworks that combine different mediums. Cowles-Dumitru concentrates on Reflection holograms using silver halide on glass, sometimes combining ink drawings on paper into her work.

A second component of the Light as Medium exhibition features the works of photographers Eric Anthony Johnson, Amanda Means, Sally Weber and Brian Wood. Johnson is a photographer working in the wet-plate collodion Tintype tradition, using contemporary subjects for his one-of-a-kind portraits. Means work explores the creation of large-format Polaroid prints in her Light Bulb series. Wood works with multiple media in painting, drawing and printmaking incorporated into his photography. While the pieces by Weber focus on three-dimensional, high resolution large-format digital prints and dimensional imagery.

This exhibit coincides with the Newburgh Illuminated Festival (June 21-23), an event designed to celebrate the rich history of the City of Newburgh. The works in this show will be on view Friday, June 21 through Saturday, August 17, 2013. The Artist Reception will be held on Saturday, June 22 from 6:30-8:30 pm

Artists featured: Rudie Berhout, Susan Cowles-Dumitru, Mary Harman, Eric Anthony Johnson, Amanda Means, Sally Weber and Brian Wood.

The exhibition is on view through Saturday, August 17, 2013. The exhibition was curated by Virginia Walsh, Director of the Ann Street Gallery.

The Ann Street Gallery is a nonprofit art gallery specializing in contemporary emerging and established artists. The gallery is located at 104 Ann Street in Newburgh, and viewing hours are Wednesday and Thursday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (closed for lunch 1:30 – 2:30 pm) and Friday and Saturday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

For more information regarding Light as Medium and the Ann Street Gallery, contact Virginia Walsh, Director at (845) 784-1146.

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