December 28, 2018
Exhibit: Ten Piscataqua Photographers
Opening Reception & Book Signing: Thursday January 3, 5 – 7 PM
The coffee table book Ten Piscataqua Photographers features the portfolios of ten regional fine art photographers. Come and see work from these artists on view at the library from January 3 to February 1! An opening reception and book signing will be held on Thursday, January 3, from 5 to 7 PM. Books will be available for purchase.
Ten Piscataqua is a collaborative group of regional artists and creative professionals working together to feature and celebrate the portfolios of ten fine artists working in a given medium, one coffee table book at a time. Ten Piscataqua Photographers is the first in the series. The intent is to build more intimate connections between artists and art lovers sharing the same geography. The book is edited by Phillip Augusta with introductions by Laura Pope.
About The Ten Photographers
Carol Van Loon is a black and white photographer from Dover, NH. Her intimate portfolio All About Me, is an evocative exploration of her body at age 60—fearlessly taking the selfie to another level.
Philip Case Cohen‘s portfolio features a selection of architectural and scenic landscapes from his popular photoblog, The Daily Portsmouth.
Gary Samson is a fine art photographer, photography educator, and New Hampshire’s 7th Artist Laureate. His portfolio Unburdened Beauty samples a decade of portrait and figurative work with women.
Peripatetic and prolific, Rich Beauchesne is chief photojournalist for Seacoast Media Group. His portfolio Motorcycle Week tours the spectators and spectacles of Laconia’s annual bike rally.
Frog eggs, nests, tricks of light, and all manner of creepy-crawlies populate Cheryle St. Onge’s portfolio titled Natural Findings. These images evoke a powerful nostalgia—discovering, or rather rediscovering, the wonders of nature through the curious eyes of children.
In The Old Ones, Bear Kirkpatrick's portraits of men and women are multilayered wonders. The subject is first decorated in fantastic costume, often made from natural props (eg: mud, feathers, and insects) and then layered within a contextual background drawn from the old masters. The results are portraits like you’ve never seen before.
The work of Rob Karosis exhibits a consistent aesthetic, no matter what the subject. His choices are guileless, authentic, and without gimmick. His portfolio The Texture of Light draws from the natural world with images in both b&w and color.
Digital innovator Douglas Prince juxtaposes diverse visual elements to conjure up a surprisingly new photographic world, not unlike a visual poem. Images from his portfolio Panaesthetic explore the numberless possibilities offered by digital image making tools and processes.
Charter Weeks has been documenting America for nearly five decades. His portfolio of that name introduces you to people and places around the country you might think you know, but then you’re surprised with a gritty revelation or a powerful juxtaposition you didn’t notice at first.
In her photo essay The Organic Year, Karrah Kwasnik captures both the romance and the hard labor of clean sustainable agriculture. She takes us beyond the produce label for a taste of what organic really means in terms of farm life at Tuckaway and Sheltering Rock Farms in Lee, NH.