PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT WAKE OF THE DUTCHMAN ABOUT OLD BOATS WAITING FOR REBIRTH
by Virginia Mallon
Wake of the Dutchman Photography Exhibit
I N V I T A T I O N TO
WAKE OF THE DUTCHMAN
Photography Exhibit by Virginia Mallon
Presented by the Alfred Van Loen Gallery, SHPL
145 Pidgeon Hill Road
South Huntington, NY 11746
Reception Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
In support of Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Long Island projects a portion of the proceeds from this exhibit will be donated to the New York State Horseshoe Crab Survey.
Support This Work Through: Kickstarter for a $10 contribution you will receive a copy of the exhibit catalog, for $25 you will receive a copy of the catalog, ana an 8x10 print of your choice,
as a special thank you all contributions will be eligible for a drawing on March 4th for a select item from Wake of the Dutchman exhibit.
WAKE OF THE DUTCHMAN
Ships, like cats, have many lives.
Here on the north most end of the north fork, the old flotilla repose in a quiet purgatory.
Riggings torn, rudders warped, these grand dames rest in a netherworld the color of earth and sky.
In the wake of the Dutchman, they lie in wait, to be reborn.
Quiet ears can hear their tales of days gone by in the whisper of the wind and the change of tides.
Patient wabi-sabi is revealed in in the beauty of transience.
Imperfection is celebrated in cobalt, ochre, and sienna before they are born again.
Virginia Mallon is a painter, photographer, and blogger with a focus on both human and environmental subjects including urban landscapes, nautical spaces, and personal histories.
Her goal is to reflect and comment on the current state of the world and the psychological undercurrents of contemporary society.
Recent projects in photography include Chasing Saturn which folds Greek and Roman mythology into contemporary dreams and memories.
Wake of the Dutchman, also in photography, are images of a rich purgatory of old wooden ships waiting for rebirth.
Wilderness of Salt is a series of paintings on burlap depicting historic and mythological women who are paralleled against contemporary counterparts.
Directions - From the East:
Take the Northern State Parkway to exit 41 - Wolf Hill Road. Turn right at the bottom of the exit ramp onto Wolf Hill Road. Continue on Wolf Hill Road until the second traffic light. Stay in the right lane. At the intersection of five roads, you will see Saint Anthony's High School diagonally to the right. Take the second right onto Pidgeon Hill Road heading North-West. You will pass Saint Anthony's High School on your left. Continue up Pidgeon Hill Road about 1 mile until you reach 145 Pidgeon Hill Road. The library is next to the Long Island School for the Gifted.
Directions - From the West:
Take the Northern State Parkway to exit 41 - Wolf Hill Road. Turn left at the bottom of the exit ramp onto Wolf Hill Road and go under Northern State Parkway. Continue with East directions above.
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