Introducing my first art show, shared with my wonderfully creative family.
Here is the postcard we came up with. If anyone happens to be local and is looking for something fun to do come on by the gallery and have a look.
Here is some info about the artwork we each will be displaying.
Gary P. Bergel is showing a selection of “SkyStones,” recent digital and word image explorations of the varied stone outcroppings near and within a 25-mile radius of his home near Charles Town in Jefferson County, WV.
He also currently has works in “A Dip in the Blue” exhibit at Touchstone Gallery in Washington, DC (www.touchstonegallery.com) through June 3, and a suite of floral studies on display at The Bridge Gallery in Shepherdstown, WV through June 9th (www.bridgegalleryandframing.com).
Gary holds a BS Degree in Biology and Secondary Education, and an MA Fine Arts Degree / Mixed Media and Ceramics, from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is a founding, exhibiting member of the Washington Street Artists’ Cooperative in Charles Town, WV and is a teaching artist on the faculty of Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, Martinsburg, WV. Gary works in photography and mixed media, exhibits widely, and is represented by Bridge Gallery, Shepherdstown, WV, and at Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC. Before moving to the Metro DC area in 1981, Gary founded Space Gallery and taught a live Arts and Ideas Curriculum in the Humanities Department at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo.
Joseph P. Bergel is presenting a sequence of recent “a-historical” larger-scale digital images documenting “Areas of Discontent” and other lived in “social sculpture” spaces, based on the premise that the role of artists is first to “re-present” the world around them.
Joseph graduated with a BFA Degree in Visual Studies from the State University of New York, (SUNY) Brockport, and earned a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Photography/Critical theory from SUNY, Buffalo. He is the co-founder of Play Therapy, an artist collective that seeks to act as a societal speed bump for everyday life. He lives with his wife and family west of Toronto, Canada in New Hamburg, Ontario where he has his studios and operates New School Photography. Joseph will be visiting and presenting an installation and “North of the Border Artist’s Talk” at the Slant Factory Art Space in Charles Town later this year.
Anna K. Gibson is exhibiting a selection of portraits, genre and art digital photographs captured in Morocco, Togo and Benin, Africa. Her love of people, animals, and nature are reflected in these moving digital images.
Anna holds an Associates of Science Degree from Northern Virginia Community College. She is a member of the Washington Street Artists’ Cooperative in Charles Town, WV. Anna also specializes in wedding and pet photography, shares a lot of her photography at www.akginspiration.com, and breeds and trains bird dogs with Brave Heart Kennel in Point of Rocks, MD.
Nathan X. Bergel is hanging a suite of small, intimate B&W gelatin silver non-altered images printed by the photographer. His studies are about natural order and reflect his interest in finding beauty in the ordinary, in solitude, and in how weathered surfaces document nature’s process of reclamation. Two of his images were recently selected and published in the 2013 “Currents Art and Literary Magazine.”
Nathan is a recent graduate from Christopher Newport University, Newport News, Virginia, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and a minor in History. Nathan has been exploring Black & White 35mm film photography, is an accomplished downhill skate boarder, and enjoys reading Leo Tolstoy and other Russian authors.
Here are two sneak peaks at what will be at the show. I am largely going to have color shots, but couldn’t resist working up some BW shots too. I will try and blog after the opening to show you how it looked at the gallery as well as additional images. One day I hope to have a book together too for these images.
Hop on over to the gallery blog and view the blog post they created for our show.. It has a sneak peak photo for each artist. I am so looking forward to this show, it hit at a very busy season of work but it will be great to see these photos in print, hanging on walls… being viewed by people who may never have a chance to visit a place like Africa.