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New Work from Antarctica – Vincent Woolley
June 16, 2016 - June 18, 2016
June 16 – 18, 2016
Artist’s Reception: Saturday, June 18, 4 – 6 PM
This event is FREE and open to the public.
Gallery Hours: June 16th and 17th: 12 – 5 PM, and Saturday, June 18th, during the artist’s reception: 4 – 6 PM
Landscape Photographer Vincent Woolley was the 2015 recipient of the Antarctica XXI Grant from the Luminous Endowment. The Endowment awards grants to assist photographers in pursuing special projects related to their photography. Through this grant Woolley was able to travel to Antarctica in the fall of 2015. He will exhibit a portfolio of recent work resulting from this trip.
Vincent Woolley says that photographing during the trip was challenging, since most of the time he was shooting from a moving ship or Zodiac craft. Using a tripod was impossible unless he was on shore. Although he spent months preparing and researching for his expedition to Antarctica, he says: “nothing really prepared me for the experience and landscapes I was about to see. The days were very long, which allowed for more pictures. The light was gorgeous and the colors in the ice were unlike anything I have ever seen. Words cannot describe the beauty and solitude of Antarctica. I hope in some way the pictures I brought back will. I know this place will live in my mind and in my memories forever.”
Over his forty years as a photographer Woolley’s work has become more abstract. His recent subjects include ice, water, reflections, and river foam. During much of his career he worked with a 4 x 5 view camera, but now shoots digitally. You can learn more about his photographs by visitinghttp://www.vincewoolleyphotography.com/ and the Luminous Landscapes Website. He lives in Hudson Falls with his wife, two dogs and cat.
The Courthouse Gallery hours during this special exhibition are June 16th – 17th from 12 – 5 PM and on Saturday, June 18th we are open during the artist’s reception from 4 – 6 PM, and also other times available by appointment (please call ahead: 518-668-2616). The Courthouse Gallery is located at the side entrance of the Old County Courthouse, corner of Canada and Lower Amherst Streets, Lake George, NY.