Friday, June 11, 2010

Reception opens Galins’ show today

Mirror Lake .
Works by local artists Chris and Arnold Galin go on display today opening with a reception from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Siena Arts Gallery, 405 W. Dominick St.
Galin has developed a photographic technique, which he calls "Nature in Motion," through the use of panning, zooming, tilting and other camera techniques. All of the "special effects" are performed during the shooting. He has won awards at the Utica Art Association Tri County Show, Vineyard Art Gallery in Syracuse, Munson Williams Proctor in Utica, and Cooperstown Art Association.
Chris Galin is experimenting with photographing glass objects and colored bottles, creating a photograph that renders the original "object" abstract. She wants the viewer of her work to question exactly what they are seeing and to ponder how the resulting image was created.  She began to photograph flowers behind glass pieces allowing the prisms and designs of the glass to deconstruct the flowers into abstract colors and patterns.  She has also incorporated slide montages into her photography.  Her work is exhibited in venues around central New York and has received many awards including Outstanding Artistic Achievement from CNYAC Annual Art Exhibition.
The Galins’ images are marketed under the business Creative Images, and are available in many forms ­ including prints, images on tile and on glass. Their photographs have been exhibited in art galleries in Delmar, Skaneateles and Syracuse. This is their first showing in Rome.
Gallery owners Michael Brown and Kenneth Pace will host today’s reception. Refreshments will be served.
The exhibit will continue through July 18.Gallery hours are 4-8 p.m. Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and 1-6 p.m. Sundays.
The gallery specializes in the promotion of Central NY artists. Artists are encouraged to attend openings and submit their work for consideration. The owners will take appointments at 888-485-6270.

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