Here's what's coming up at the Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library this February.
Meredith Howe Jones tries to illuminate, through photography, some of the shape, form, light, and design in the natural world. Many of her images are abstract and semi-abstract; she has to step aside, take time, become slow, and still, engaging in silent study. To create most of the images you see in her current exhibit, Water and Ice, The Seen and Less Seen, she lies or sits at the edge of streams, swamps and seeps, or among trees and in fields. In winter she fights the cold as she squiggles across ice or lies in snow; in summer she fights ticks and mosquitoes. Meredith resides in Pelham.
Izudin Lelic is an amateur photographer from Western Massachusetts. He started with photography as a hobby about 15 years ago, first with film and later completely converting to a digital photography.The exhibition includes landscape photos from New England, from coastal lighthouses and Western Massachusetts waterfalls and covered bridges to colorful autumn foliage.
"I don't have favorite subject or type of photography and equally enjoy taking landscapes, nature, macro and abstract photos" says Lelic.
Izudin's photos can be seen at https://picasaweb.google.com/izudin.lelic or http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/artists/izudinlelic.
Ed Los creates his images in the darkroom, without a camera.
Ed describes his work as abstract. "I use light directly to compose the image onto photographic paper, rather than printing the shadows and outlines of objects themselves. I am drawn to the photogram by its purity of process -- by its direct use of light, paper, and photochemistry."
The gallery will be open from February 3-28 with a reception on Saturday the 7th from 2-4 PM.
Featured image by Izudin Lelic.