Infrared photography is the focus of a group exhibition at the new Maine Media Gallery in July. Four Visions in Different Light: Susan Bloom, Jill Enfield, Elizabeth Opalenik, and Theresa Airey is now on view through July 25, with a closing reception on Tuesday, July 20 from 6:30-8pm.
These four talented photographers have united to put together a show that strives to demonstrate how many different perspectives and interpretations there can be for one medium. Infrared photography allows artists to create images that make infrared light-waves discernible, even though they are beyond the visible spectrum.
By using infrared film or adapted digital cameras, these photographers allow us to see what was once invisible. Theresa Airey says, "I like to show the world as we know it in a 'different light', one that is more symbolic of the mood or the feeling in the landscape, rather than the realism of the scene.”
Each of the four artists provides a unique insight into the many facets of infrared, and has decades of experience working with infrared photography. The work they present in the exhibition includes figure studies, landscapes, and photographic collages. Three of the women – Susan Bloom, Jill Enfield, and Elizbeth Opalenik – are instructors at Maine Media Workshops.
Maine Media Gallery is on the first floor of the Shepherd Building, 18 Central Street, Rockport Village. The gallery’s 2010 exhibition season is generously sponsored by Bangor Savings Bank.
The Maine Media Gallery is located at 18 Central Street in Rockport Village, and admission is free. Through July 16, hours are Mon-Fri 2-5pm. Starting July 19, hours will be Mon-Fri, 10am-12pm and 2-5pm. Also open Monday and Tuesday evenings from 7-8pm.