In the Gallery (Rotates Monthly)
Featured Artist in the Gallery – Michael Gallagher
Tibet: Photographs by Michael Gallagher will be on display in the Gallery Space at the Woodbury Public Library January 3 – 31, with an opening reception for the artist on Saturday, January 8, 2:00 – 4:00 PM.
The exhibit includes photographs of China and Tibet taken during the artist’s six-month sabbatical from Westover School. Mr. Gallagher includes images from the Saga Dawa festival, a commemoration of the birth, enlightenment (Nibbāna), and death (Parinirvāna) of Gautama Buddha. Tibetans practice “walking meditation” as they walk the Nangkhor Kora around temples and stupas, spinning prayer wheels and offering prayers for all sentient beings to have happiness, to be free from suffering and to live free from bias, attachment and aversion. As a photographer, he is interested in the phenomena of vision and how we think we know something by looking at it. He has found the monocular image of the camera inadequately corresponds to the experience of being there and builds composite prints from many individual exposures.
Michael Gallagher, born 1947 in London England, emigrated to Canada in 1953 and then onto America. He discovered alchemy in the darkroom at an early age. At university during the turbulent late 1960’s he read eastern philosophy, romantic poetry and studied photography with Michael McLoughlin. He succumbed to the sirens’ call of the open road during that era. His one loose eye has guided his footsteps through the remote regions of world. He has had solo shows at the Mattatuck Museum, Artworks, Russell, Schumacher, Emerson galleries, R.I.T. His work is in the permanent collections of museums, universities and private collectors and has been published : New York Times, School Arts, New Mexico Photographer, and Who’s Who of American Teachers. Gallagher’s photographs will be on display in the Library’s Gallery Space during regular open hours. Visit the library’s website for more details at www.woodburylibraryct.org or call 203-263-3502 for more information.
The recently renovated Library Gallery offers a beautiful space with lighting to highlight any work of art. Art is displayed on a monthly basis, and artists must apply for consideration.
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