New York State" Rural Sightings" / "In The Periphery"
Diane Lennea’s ongoing series of color photographs exquisitely captures broad glimpses of landscapes on the edges of parkways. The photographs are created without looking through the viewfinder and romanticize structures that obstruct the environment. Beautifully blurred and soft focused landscapes on the surface epitomize increasingly harried lifestyles. Vivid, vibrant and evocative color palettes play significant roles as they symbolize the cultural construct of highway transportation. The “periphery,” while originally meaning, “to carry around,” primarily refers to the ocular field of vision that is the angular extent of the observable world that is seen at any given moment, and occurs at the edge of the very center of gaze. In this case, it also metaphorically refers to the suburbs as a boundary or outskirts of a city, that which is not mainstream or central, and the obliteration of tunnel vision. In “Trussed Through,” twelve large images of steel bridge scaffolding are assembled to create a feeling of structural unease and grandeur. Also included among the thirty prints, are “Guided,” a single lamppost acting as a beacon for night travelers and, “Wrapped No. 2,” a drawbridge barrier shrouded in tarpaulin in a recent construction zone.
This is Lennea’s first exhibition with fotofoto Gallery. She has practiced photography for over twenty years with studies from Rhode Island School of Design and Columbia University. She has been teaching art and photography for many years and is currently Chairperson of the Art Department at New Hyde Park
Ray Germann's New York State, “Rural Sightings” is an exhibition of black and white photographs documenting rural New York State in a span of twenty years. This series of photographs were taken in the Fingerlakes, Adirondack, Catskill, Central Leather Stocking, Thousand Island,and Hudson Valley regions of New York State. This is an ongoing project.
Saturday July 19 , 5-7 PM
372 New York Ave, Huntington, New York 11743
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