Schlessinger’s photographs explore segues between conventionally perceived reality and abstraction. The work speaks to the idea that one can experience abstraction and appreciate metaphor in day-to-day life. This stimulates fresh consideration of the ways in which we live. Since Jim’s last solo show at VCP in 2010, he has added many new works to this series. They are fun, poignant, and provocative. A new series has developed out of the blue – literally. These stripped down evocations are charged with energy and vitality. They elucidate how we can only see what we are ready to see.
Jim has been a fine art photographer for over 40 years, first teaching and later making art for art’s sake. His work hones his awareness of how what he sees affects his consciousness, and his art is both objective and subjective – rendering both observation and response.
Please join us at out opening reception during Gallery Walk, Friday, January 4th from 5:30 to 8:30pm. Refreshments will be served.
The exhibition will run from Jan 4th to the 27th. Gallery hours are Friday & Saturday 1-6pm, Sunday 11am-3pm.
Contact Joshua Farr at email@example.com or by phone at 802-251-6051 with any questions.
This exhibition is made possible by:
AMHERST CAMERA WORKS
Selection of images from the exhibition: