The Brush/Lens P R O J E C T

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The Brush/Lens P R O J E C T
Exhibition
August 8-23, 2015
Reception: Sunday August 9th 2-4pm
Gallery Talk: Sunday August 16th 2-4pm

The Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery of the Art League of Long Island in Dix Hills is a spacious two floor gallery and 52 pieces of work pairing the new photographic art of Holly Gordon that she describes as beyond photography with the watercolor paintings by renown Northport painter, Ward Hooper.

For the past year Ward has shown Holly the rugged and diverse North Shore Long Island terrain that have been most inspirational to his paintings. This area is rich in history, as has attracted artists for centuries. Holly has responded to this collaboration with a transformative body of work that explores the vast realm of digital darkroom technology.

Exhibited works range in size from approximately 40×30 to 30×20 and while they share a common location, similarities and differences provide opportunity for insight into the creative process as well as pushing the boundaries of photography…as we think we know it.

Not only do Ward and Holly share an intimate creative collaboration, but painting and photography have shared an interwoven history as well.

The inadvertent discovery of the creative parallel between early American abstract artists, Arthur Dove and Helen Torr added to the serendipity of this yearlong collaboration that began on Facebook into a journey that should become part of art history.

The collaboration continues. This is a museum-quality scalable traveling exhibition of more than forty paired pieces, created to date.

Inquiries to host this exhibition are welcomed.

Ward Hooper: Seymour's Boatyard

Ward Hooper: Seymour’s Boatyard

Holly Gordon: Seymour's Boatyard

Holly Gordon: Seymour’s Boatyard

Ward Hooper: Heading Out

Ward Hooper: Heading Out

Holly Gordon: Dockside #3

Holly Gordon: Dockside #3

Ward Hooper: Makamah Beach

Ward Hooper: Makamah Beach

Holly Gordon: Stacked Against Us

Holly Gordon: Stacked Against Us

Ward Hooper: Kings Park

Ward Hooper: Kings Park Bluffs

Holly Gordon: The Bluffs

Holly Gordon: The Bluffs

Ward Hooper: Crab Meadow with Stephanie

Ward Hooper: Crab Meadow with Stephanie

Holly Gordon: Swamped

Holly Gordon: Swamped

Ward Hooper: Eastport ME

Ward Hooper: Eastport ME

Holly Gordon: Urban Rainbow

Holly Gordon: Urban Rainbow

Ward Hooper: Cold Spring Harbor Pond

Ward Hooper: Cold Spring Harbor Pond

Holly Gordon: Indian Summer

Holly Gordon: Indian Summer

Ward Hooper: Asharoken Beach

Ward Hooper: Asharoken Beach

Holly Gordon: The Boys of Summer

Holly Gordon: The Boys of Summer

Ward Hooper: Coindre Hall

Ward Hooper: Coindre Hall

Holly Gordon: Coindre Hall

Holly Gordon: Coindre Hall

Ward Hooper: Dove Torr House

Ward Hooper: Dove Torr House

Holly-Gordon: Dove Torr House

Holly Gordon: Dove Torr House

For details and Hi-Res images of the exhibition.
Please contact Annette Bernhardt
Art League of Long Island
107 East Deer Park Road, Dix Hills, NY 11746
631.462.5400

Download the Press kit and Back story for the exhibition