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MPC Art Gallery Presents "What is the Question?" (Aug. 26 - Sep 26, 2019)

Post Date:08/22/2019 10:00 AM

What is the Question?

Lewis Anderson and Darcie Sternenberg

Nature Photography

Please join us for a serene and subtle experience to view the lovely, calm, Zen-inspired landscape photographs of Lewis Anderson and Darcie Sternenberg, both of Ashland, Oregon.

Admission to exhibit is free, all are welcome!

*MPC parking fee: $3 on weekdays

Exhibit Dates: Aug 26 - Sep 26, 2019

MPC Art Gallery, 980 Fremont St., Monterey, CA

Hours: Monday - Thursday 11:00am - 4:00pm
(or by appointment; call 831-646-3060)

Closing Reception:

  • Thursday, September 26, 12:30 - 2:00 pm (Artist's talk @ 1:00 pm)

Darcie Sternenberg - Nature PhotographyThese two artists share deep compatibility, both in their observant artistic sensibilities and in their creation of soft, sensitive images. Their shared interest in the grandeur and intricacy of nature is expressed in their fine and varied photographs. They work sometimes with gentle color, sometimes in tonal black and white, and employ various techniques: some digital, some film, some images using alternative processes, and sometimes print their images on canvas rather than paper. Both have titled their photographs for this exhibit with searching questions, such as: “Does Nature Acknowledge Time?” or “Does Language Restrict Understanding?”

Visitors will enjoy well-composed visions of serene landscapes, including trees, fog, rain, sunlight, rocks, ocean, birds, open fields, sky, and mountains, as well as poetic, Asian-inspired triptychs and vertical scroll-like pieces. Please come rest your mind in this meditative, tranquil environment of gentle beauty in our lofty, quiet space.

From Darcie: “I photograph in black and white as a way of introducing abstraction to a scene. Photography in the absence of color is, by definition, a departure from reality. Although I love to photograph the exciting and unusual, I often find images that evoke more meaning in the everyday. For me, capturing these images involves a deliberate process of searching for and ultimately visualizing the familiar, forgotten or unnoticed in an extraordinary way. The more I photograph, the more I see and appreciate the beauty in the ordinary”.

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