“Meditative Imagery” Joint Photo Exhibit at Gallery 14
“THE EYE OF DOUBLE O”: This work by Phillip “Dutch” Bagley is part of “Meditative Imagery,” his dual exhibit with John Stritzinger, on view March 11 through April 2 at Gallery 14 Fine Art Photography in Hopewell.
Gallery 14 Fine Art Photography in Hopewell presents “Meditative Imagery,” featuring the work of Phillip “Dutch” Bagley and John Stritzinger, March 11 through April 2. Both artists are known for their explorations of shape and form, both natural and man-made. For this exhibit they have taken a meditative approach to their images.
“TREE EXPRESSIONS”: This work by John Stritzinger is featured in “Meditative Imagery,” his joint photography exhibit with Phillip “Dutch” Bagley, on view March 11 through April 2 at Gallery 14 Fine Art Photography in Hopewell. An artists’ reception is on Saturday, March 11 from 1 to 3 p.m.
In “Expressive Trees,” Stritzinger looks at how the trees’ various parts create special shapes and personalities. He says, “Tree limbs emerge from trunks in a most engaging way, their shapes svelte, stocky, ramrod straight, inexplicably curved. Some limbs pair up as if cohorts in fun. Others seem very proper, regal even, soaring up or tapering in an expected way. A few trees draw attention to their roots, sinuous fingerlings that clutch the earth. While some trees bear a unique presence and stand on their own, in others the shapes of limbs and roots grow anthropomorphic and suggest feelings and character.” Stritzinger spends time understanding how those parts create special visual personalities.
In “Structured Haiku,” Bagley goes an extra step in looking at man-made structures by writing Haiku poems to accompany his images of shapes and forms in the buildings. Just as the buildings have specific structure and form, his poetry using the highly structured form of the Haiku interprets the physical imagery. He asks, “Can a man-made structure inspire a sense of peaceful reflection and contemplation?” His poetry reflects the feelings captured in his images.
An artists’ reception is on Saturday, March 11 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Gallery 14 Fine Art Photography is located at 14 Mercer Street in Hopewell. It is open Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m. or by appointment. For more information, visit gallery14.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.