THE BEAUTY OF IMPERFECTION
A members Group Show
Exhibition: October 13th - 28, 2018
Open to the Public - Free to Attend
Eight members of Viewpoint Gallery will explore wabi-sabi* as a way of being and seeing in their everyday lives. Each photographer will exhibit two images from this project at ViewPoint Gallery
“ Wabi-sabi is a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. It is a beauty of things modest and humble. It is a beauty of things unconventional...unpretentious."
Images by Curtis Steele
Minas Basin: the landscapes
by Carl Snyder
November 1 - 25, 2018
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 1, 6-8pm
Artist's talk: Sunday, November 11 at 2 pm
This series of large panorama landscapes captures landforms that surround a very distinct part of Nova Scotia.
Several contain remnants - some current, some far past their original usefulness - of early Acadian/Planter settlement in the Wolfville area.
The views would be for the most part easily recognized by anyone who passed through the area during the past 300 years.
Third Thursday Series
Thursday, November 15th, 2018
Open to the public • Free to attend
Jane Oram - details TBA
Open Print Review
Saturday, November 3rd, 2018
10 am - 12 pm
Open to the public • Free to attend • An excellent way to strengthen your photography!
Minas Basin: The Landscapes
The Annual Holiday Show & Sale
ViewPoint Gallery International Photography Competition 2018
Amir Lavon, Israel
"The main thing for me is that I'm happy that I've been able to work as a professional photographer. What is at the core of my work is, in essence, a meditation on being a human being".
Amir Lavon was born in the Israel and studied photography at the School of Fine and media Arts, graduating in 2005. In 2014 he received his BFA at Ohalo College. At MoMA he studied curating and collecting photography, urban photography, and the issue of seeing a photo.
Amir began photographing as a freelancer in 2005. His work from Israel, Europe and other countries attracted the attention of many magazines in 2005-2018. He was nominated to the agency SSP press the following summer, and became a full member in 2005.
Amir's worked on assignment for such publications as National Geographic, Index, Head-on, ND, Newsmedia, Private Times, The Fine Eye, SSP press, CIRCLE, SHOOT THE FRAME Magazine, galleries and, museums around the world .
My images are about my passions: the people, places and moments that touch my soul. My camera is a part of me and I shoot all the time. I enjoy portraiture, street photography, doco, and botanicals but basically shoot whatever catches my eye, (which is everything). I am a people-watcher and have always been interested in people, who they are, what they do, how they look, where they’re going, etc. Maybe knowing that I had a full-time career as a teacher will explain more of my art and who I am. I have been told that I am a voice for those that cannot speak for themselves and I feel that I am a social worker with a camera. My camera is my voice and my mission is photo voice.
I am a wanderer, a wanderer and an inveterate people watcher. Maybe it comes from being somewhat introverted, but I would rather observe the people around me than have to interact with them. My camera affords me the opportunity to be intimate with strangers while maintaining my introverted cloak of invisibility. “Alone Among Millions” not only describes the people I photograph, it also describes me… the man behind the camera.
Image by Amir Lavon