LBCC SSH Gallery Exhibit: Bending Light
September 25 • 8:00 am - November 15 • 5:00 pm• Free
“Bending Light: Mood/Magic/Metaphor” features the work of Eric French of Corvallis, Matt Reese of Eugene and Kurt Norlin of Albany. A reception and gallery talk will be held Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 11 a.m. to noon in the SSH Gallery. French creates moody “noir” photographs with his custom-built “camera obscura,” which he says “bends the light in a way different than ordinary lenses, creating gently modified images” that reveal elements of nostalgia and mystery. “Magic” is the word Reese uses to describe the results he gets from re-purposing old lenses and adapting them to his otherwise ordinary digital camera. His colorful selective-focus close-ups of plants have been exhibited previously in Eugene galleries, but never shown in the mid-valley before. Norlin describes his photography as “part science, part art and part ritual.” His abstract color images are created by employing “intentional camera movement” (ICM) with a pinhole lens on a digital camera. LBCC South Santiam Hall Gallery is open weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.