"Last year we did Bodies in Rest," recalled Jane Kirkwood, EEAC's gallery manager for the past four and a half years. "So the idea of bodies in motion only seemed right."
It turns out the concept resonated with area artists. Christina Mossaides Strassfield, director and chief curator of the East Hampton's Guild Hall Museum, served as juror for the show and had 232 pieces to choose from. Fifty made the cut.
"I was getting familiar with a new camera," Lombardo explained. He has been photographing since he was 12 years of age. "So I just played with the exposure and set the camera down on the rocks. I think it has sense of movement, which was what the subject was. I also think it connects on an emotional level, with the deep blues. It evokes a feeling from people."
The 50 pieces on display evoked a range of feelings, at least for one person. From the cheerful, Ferris Wheel-inspired "Memories of Coney" (acrylic) to the grim, mortality-reminding "My Beloved Father's Passing Away" (kodalith prints), the bodies in motion are never the same in any two pieces.
Strassfield rewarded "The Sky's The Limit," by Elizabeth Nehls, with first place. Linda Capello's "Dressing" (pastel) won second place, and Deb Craven earned third place with "Motion #4 Great Dane (digital photograph).
The "Body in Motion," said Executive Director Pat Snyder, will be shown in concert with other events over the upcoming month. Concepts include a display of locomotives trains in motion in the EEAC Carriage House, a free yoga class held by Peconic River Yoga Studio, and dance classes. The "Body in Motion" exhibit will remain on display until April 9, followed by the opening of
"Botanicals" on April 23.
For additional information, visit the website at www.eastendarts.org.