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Friday, March 20, 2009

Sunday artists' reception at Kehler Liddell followed by music

Kehler Liddell Gallery
873 Whalley Ave., New Haven, (203) 389-9555
Vanishing Points: Photography by Bob Gianotti & Alan Shulik
Through Mar. 30, 2009
Artists' reception: Sun., Mar. 22, 3—6 p.m., followed by a musical performance by Bob Gianotti, 6—8 p.m.

Press release
Bob Gianotti and Alan Shulik are photographers working in the genre of landscape photography over many years. Each on an individual journey.

When Gianotti photographs, his ego vanishes. Ice forms are rendered in beautiful silver gelatin tonalities. He composes abstract universes of motion formed from the ring-residua of cut-down tree trunks, fungal forms, and semi-frozen water droplets. Nature is captured as hyper-real, other worldly, and inviting.

Shulik's vanishing points portray traditional landscape or interiors as well as conceptual imagery. He is drawn to faraway and desolate locations, rooftop views of ancient towns, and existential landscapes where people seem to disappear into their surroundings.

Shulik's photographs are of people and places in Connecticut, Martha's Vineyard and Pennsylvania, with new work shot in Tuscany and Sicily (October, '08), and the border towns of West Texas (March, '08).

In this exhibition of selected new works, Shulik and Gianotti suggest Vanishing Points not only as an element of composition or perspective, but a visual and illusive opportunity. The power of these photographs allows the viewer to vanish his or her sense of personal reality for a brief and pleasurable moment, or perhaps, a longer mesmerizing visit.

Springtime is here! Public is invited to join the artists Alan Shulik, Bob Gianotti, Kehler Liddell Gallery Members and community in celebration of this fine exhibit on Sun., Mar. 22, from 3—6 p.m. No admission fee for gallery or reception. The reception will be followed by a live performance by photographer and musician Bob Gianotti, from 6—8 p.m. Acoustic guitar originals to dance party covers, Bob plays it all. Stay to listen, sing and dance along.


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