Tonight, Friday, September 7, 2012, I will attend an opening at the Gallery at UNOS. The event, entitled Memories Past & Future, is a joint exhibit between artist Linda C. Hollett-Bazouzi and UNOS employees. This is my second time showing at the Gallery at UNOS.
I will be showing two pieces – two digital photos printed on canvas – and each time I show my work, I approach each event with a mix of trepidation and excitement. It’s hard to put yourself out there, as the saying goes. You open yourself up to the potential for both praise and denigration.
These two pieces (Azalea and Lilies) represent something of a departure for me. I have always rather frowned on post-processing techniques and preferred seeing what came directly out of the camera. I even shy away from cropping my pictures and have tended to be something of a purist. But, on this occasion, I decided to fiddle around a little in PhotoShop just to see what happened. I resisted the urge to crop the pictures and attempted to give each shot a more painterly quality. All in all, I think I’m OK with it.
The opening reception is from 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.