‘Art of Seeing’ exhibit opens at Gilmer Arts Nov. 10
The Gilmer Arts B.E.S.T. (Bringing Ellijay Sensational Talent) Visual Arts Series announces its seventh exhibition in the series with the opening of “Visualization: The Art of Seeing” Friday, Nov. 10.
This exhibit will feature the photography of Lance A. Lewin. To announce its opening, a free public reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. at the Gilmer Arts Link Gallery, in downtown Ellijay at 207 Dalton Street. The exhibition will run through Dec. 14.
Lewin’s skills and visual perspectives come from studying the pioneers of photography in the mid to late 19th century (Julia Margaret Cameron and the partnership of David Hill and Robert Adamson, and Eugene Atget, among others), as well as masters of the 20th century including Alfred Stieglitz, Man Ray, Ansel Adams, August Sander and many more.
Just as important, Lewin enjoys learning how to use light and composition from painters like Johannes Vermeer and Claude Monet.
Most important to Lewin is learning how these pioneers of visual art “see” in pursuit of developing his own perspectives and avoiding visual cliché.
Lewin works hard to present new and sometimes unexpected perspectives of otherwise well-known landscapes. Though Lewin’s work is not deemed “straight photography,” it is his intention to present a canvas that evokes a sense of space and authenticity, whether in landscape or abstract compositions.
For additional information on this exhibit, call 706-635-5605 or visit GilmerArts.com.