The Brush/Lens Project is a contemporary union of two artists who were serendipitously brought together by social media. Creative sparks ignited into a collaboration and friendship that belies a one-year existence between painter Ward Hooper and photographer Holly Gordon.
See 30 of their paired paintings and photographic images, side-by-side, in this debut exhibition at the Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery of the Art League of Long Island between August 8-23, 2015.
Reception: Sunday August 8, 2015 from 2-4pm
Gallery Talk: Sunday August 16, 2015 from 2-4pm
Here’s an excerpt.
For the past year, Hooper and Gordon have spent one day a week traipsing around the North Shore, revisiting the places where Hooper once found artistic inspiration. There’s Seymour’s Boatyard in Northport, a gas station, the beach…the list goes on.
He’s the navigator, he plans the route, even tells me exactly where he stood and what he did,” Gordon said. “If he didn’t like that tree, he got rid of it. He’s taken me to places he hadn’t been to in years, and I’m bringing back to him the world that he could no longer maneuver himself.
Click here to read this complete exhibition preview article written by Bridget Shirvell, digital editor of LI Pulse Magazine.