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Abstract Meets Concrete At City Gallery

by Brian Slattery | Feb 19, 2019 1:11 pm

Tom PetersonAt first, artist Tom Peterson’s images, entitled Hidden Mysteries, could be abstract textures of black and white, possible rendered by computer, a pattern of repeating fractals. Then it becomes clear: they’re actually photographs of the surface of water in low light. They’re natural patterns made into more intentional shapes by the act of photographing them and processing those images.

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Musicians Free To Experiment, Flourish At Series

by Karen Ponzio | Feb 11, 2019 8:35 am | Comments (2)

Karen Ponzio PhotosAlmost exactly a year ago musician Conor Perreault was at Never Ending Books starting a new experimental music series, which at the time did not have a name.

As of this past Saturday it still did not, but it was flourishing and filled with the types of musicians and music that can be difficult for some to label as well.

“I’m always trying to make it more free,” said Perreault, who also in this past year became co-organizer of the Elm City Noise festival. “I’m always encouraging people to let out what they’re holding back.”

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City Gallery Finds Hope In Abstraction

by Brian Slattery | Jan 13, 2019 11:29 pm

Roberta FriedmanRoberta Friedman’s Hot Stuff, true to its name, blazes with whirls and streaks of bold color, lancing across the paper. Here and there are corrosive interruptions that crackle with their own energy. It’s the product of a process using hot wax on a steel plate that required Friedman to work fast and embrace accidents — and allowed her a chance to express her current state of mind.

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