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Preview: Dark Matter, Michael Benari, Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts

In Gallery on January 7, 2019 at 11:00 am

Our friend Michael Benari will be starting the new year in Rhode Island with his latest solo show – Dark Matter.

This latest body of work by Michael Benari resulted from his interest in found objects in street photography and graffiti. Benari’s strong interest in abstract painting and work-on-paper led him to experiment with ways he could use photography differently. Always inspired by the urban landscape, Michael has developed a new process to interpret and express his emotional response to it.

Born in Tel Aviv, Israel Michael moved to New York at a young age. His early professional life was in medicine, but having a life-long love for art and photography, he felt inspired to commit fully to photography in 2007.

Opening reception will occur at the Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts in Providence on January 17th, from 5pm to 9pm. The exhibit will be available for viewing from January 17th to February 15th. The Naked Print and juror, print maker Stephan Fisher, are responsible in part for the exhibit coming to pass.

For More Information: Michael Benari

“The Flamenco; The Spanish Passionate Dance” Photographs by Julio M. De Pena, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallerist, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on January 2, 2019 at 11:47 am

Flamenco 04 by Julio M. De Pena

Flamenco 04, Julio M. De Pena

Years ago, I stumbled on a small cafe in Mexico that had a strange mix of rhythmic clacks and guitar strumming emanating from behind its entrance. Having grown up in the time of Jose Greco, I was familiar with this Flamenco motif. What I was not prepared for was the beauty of the performance that took place on table top less than six feet away. The photographs of Julio M. De Pena capture perfectly the elegance and excitement I remember.

Documenting this energy and movement in a low light setting with no other light source than the stage spotlights becomes both a challenge and advantage as it gives you a strong contrast of light and darkness adding a tone of mystery to this passionate, rhythmic and emotional dance.

Now through January 31.

To view the exhibition: Red Filter Gallery