New Black-and-White Photos Featured in Chemistry

Matteawan Gallery exhibit opens Second Saturday

Matteawan Gallery presents Chemistry, a group exhibition of photographs by Jill Enfield, Anne Arden McDonald, Amanda Means and S. Gayle Stevens. The work in this exhibition is characterized by the exploration of materials and process, experimentation with abstract imagery, and the use of traditional elements of photography in new ways.

All of the artists in the exhibition are established photographers with a mastery of the traditional black-and-white process who are pushing the boundaries of what is commonly thought of as photography. In this important moment in the history of photography, digital photography is advancing, yet historical photographic processes from the 19th and 20th centuries still capture the imagination of certain contemporary photographers. It is possible to use both old and new techniques at the same time.

Enfield writes: “All stops have been removed in order to use everything available today as a tool, to be used in any way, shape or form. There are no boundaries, and photography has become a mixed media art form.”

The exhibit runs Nov. 8 through Dec. 12, with an opening reception on Second Saturday, Nov. 8, from 6 to 9 p.m. The gallery is located at 464 Main St. in Beacon.


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