EXHIBITS

October-November 2015

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Photographic Landscapes of Ramona du Houx
Ramona du Houx uses the camera with a painter’s eye. The technique she discovered back in 1979, in New York, uses movement to create a sense of wonder through colors, textures, memories, and the seasons. Everything within the photographic viewfinder becomes visibly interconnected when objects merge with the motion of the camera as the image, the “lightgraph,” is taken.

“Moving the camera like a paint brush can create a sense of being personally close to an object through colors, textures, memories, and the seasons. Landscapes show this well because of their never-ending vastness that somehow surrounds us in an embrace. For me landscapes inspire contemplation, and patience. That and the sensation of being at home, welcomed by nature’s warmth,” said Ramona.

For more about Ramona du Houx please go to her website here.

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August – September 2015

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This documentary following photographic series, People at Work: The Low Wage Earners of Maine, which depicts some of our fellow neighbors who work for the state’s minimum wage of just $7.50 an hour. The dedicated photographer, Jeff Kirlin, works in his free time documenting them. This is just a sample from his series.

“The photography project was started after I was told by a person, in a position to help bring about a higher minimum wage, that he didn’t feel it was a real problem because it hasn’t been brought to his personal attention,” said Jeff, a speech therapist and Bangor based photographer. “This project is intended to give, not a voice, but a platform for those earning low wages and their supporters, and how their lives are affected by stagnant wages.”

Please consider sharing these images. #MaineLivingWage #RaiseTheWage

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MAY 2015

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The Art of Takafumi Suzuki, on exhibit in New York City at the Ashok Jain Gallery, 58 Hester Street, NYC from April 1 – April 26. The exhibit is called Hindsight.

Takafumi is an artist with Gallery Insights. He is a professor of photography at Nippon Diagako in Tokyo. He has been a fine art photographer for over 35 years and owns Gallery Storks of Tokyo.

Some of his images are prophetic like the Twin Tower series of which two are here. While living in New York City for a year and a half he was compelled to photograph the towers, back in the 1980’s. Now he has immortalized their memory for generations in a book which will be published soon.

The image of Tienamen Square is also prophetic as it was shot a year before the Tienamen Square protests and massacre.

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March/April, 2015

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Gallery Storks is publishing a book of Ramona’s art called, Transformations—Revealing nature’s complex balance. Later this year the gallery will hold an exhibit solely of the work in Transformations when the book is released. These images are from the book, some are currently on exhibit at Gallery Storks, in Tokyo, Japan in the March show Treasures.

Ramona du Houx creates fine art photography that looks like watercolor paintings evoking mystery and a sense of wonder. Some find them nostalgic and some mystical.

“Sometimes when people look deeply into these images, they relax and find a tranquil place in the soul, as one would by taking time to be at peace in nature. At other times, the photographs can refresh, excite, and energize one’s soul, as if one were standing by a waterfall. The images have been said to be dreamlike, healing, Zen meditative, and thought provoking,” said Ramona.


See Ramona’s work on her website HERE. See the book at Polar Bear & Company HERE.

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January – February, 2015

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February’s exhibit showcases some of the work of INSIGHTS highlighted Gallery artists.

Professor Takafumi Suzuki, also known as Yohaku Yorozuya, has had multiple exhibits over his forty year career as a photographic artist. He is renowned for his use of classic darkroom techniques spending days perfecting his images.

Ramona du Houx uses the camera with a painter’s eye. The technique she discovered back in 1979, in New York, uses movement to create a sense of wonder through colors, textures, memories, and the seasons. Everything within the photographic viewfinder becomes visibly interconnected when objects merge with the motion of the camera as the image, the “lightgraph,” is taken.

Jeremy Frey is known for creating beautiful works with innovative texture and use of materials that continue styles and forms passed down through generations of Wabanaki and Passamaquoddy artists.

Jos Ruks, from the Netherlands, is fascinated by sails and the natural world. He captures the wind’s motion in paper sails, kites, and mobiles. Some of his mobiles are powered by solar electricity and dance above visitors in the gallery as their lights turn on. In the stillness of some of his set pieces there is always the sense of motion and emotion, which captivates. His maps and historical perspectives convey the mystery of time.

To learn more about them and their work please go HERE.

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