NYACK, N.Y. -- My Own Little Gallery in Nyack’s Franklyn Antiques Center will present the exhibit “The Eye of the Beholder: Art Through the Lens" from Feb. 3 - 28, with a reception on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 4 - 7 p.m.
The works of three extraordinary photographers who imbue their subjects with intense and moving visual artistry will be on display at the exhibit, according to a release from My Own Little Gallery.
“In a world where everyone thinks their phone and the ease of snapping a good shot makes them a photographer, the art of photography may not be receiving the appreciation it so well deserves,” said My Own Little Gallery owner Elaine Schloss. “A visit to this exhibit will amaze and engage anyone who doubts that photography is art.”
Photographer David Schloss gives viewers the movement of a caterpillar on a leaf, expresses the elation of a triumphant athlete, and captures the silent tender moment between parent and child in his images, the release said. His works bring a whimsical, personal and unusual view to the ordinary. Schloss is editor in chief of Digital Photo Pro and Digital Photo magazines.
Doris Wiese journeys to exotic locales to document the stunning landscapes and wild, wonderful creatures whose very existence is threatened by the melting glaciers and disappearing forests of the world. She juxtaposes the power and fragility of the massive creatures against the sweeping landscapes of their disappearing worlds, according to the release.
Laurie Peek’s palette is drawn from reflections on such surfaces as car hoods, puddles and windows, creating abstract canvasses that draw the viewer in and ignite a gut response. Peek also "paints," with her lens, fantastical landscapes in which reality meets magical fantasy, the release said.
Elaine Schloss has included a display of her own exuberantly painted abstract nudes to complement the photography exhibit.
“I work mostly in acrylics, and always feel my work is a communion with the model," she said. "I feel their emotion, and am thrilled when painting their nose or shoulder, intent on the angle and color and feeling. Likewise, I believe the photographers in 'The Eye of the Beholder' commune with their subjects, be they animals, athletes, icons or babies. And the result, I know, is art.”
Admission is free to the exhibit. Gallery hours are Wednesday - Sunday, 1:30 to 5 p.m.
My Own Little Gallery in Franklyn Antiques Center is at 142 Main Street, Nyack.