Saturday, August 8, 2009

Exhibits @ Irvine Fine Arts Center

Attended last evening's openings at the Irvine Fine Arts Center...
"22 Degrees Below" is a truly compelling exhibition of photography, and though the images displayed are few in number, I lingered in awe of Hal Robert Myers' compositional eye and empathetic choice of subjects. It also served as a reminder that small digital images on our cameras or computers cannot hold a candle to real photographic images enlarged and printed.

There is a second, somewhat larger exhibition at Irvine Fine Arts Center: paintings by Paul Gardner. Abstract, mostly colorful works ranging from very small to room-dominating canvases, Gardner uses a thick transparent material reminiscent of Asian lacquer that makes his works seem more vivid.

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