“Vanishing” Offers Last Chance To See

by Brian Slattery | Feb 18, 2019 7:30 am

Penrhyn and Rod Cook PhotosIt’s a split-second full of energy, caught with the click of a camera — two zebras running at a full gallop, the first one right behind the second, hot on its tail. The zebra giving chase extends its neck, opens its mouth, and bares its teeth, as if to bite.

We don’t know the context. How long did the chase last? Did the bite actually happen? What was the cause? What we do know is both that it’s a far cry from the static portraits of zebras we’ve seen a million times over, or from zebras the vast majority of us see only in zoos, grazing, docile, tails switching. These zebras are doing something else entirely, and photographers Penrhyn and Rod Cook of PenRod Studio are showing us their lives —  lives that are in danger.

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Snail Market Takes It Slow

by Sam Carlson | Feb 13, 2019 12:16 pm

Sam Carlson Photos“Snails taste with their eyes,” explained artist Martha Savage, who with fellow artist Molly Gambardella created Snail Market at West River Arts on Whalley Avenue in Westville.

Looking around the room, Savage’s metaphor seemed fitting. Every inch was filled with pieces of art and design — most of which were for sale.

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Keith Johnson Finds The Picture

by Brian Slattery | Feb 4, 2019 12:13 pm

Keith Johnson PhotosAt first glance, maybe it looks like a simple painting made on a textured canvas with a broad brush and a confident hand. Maybe that hand has captured a distant mountain and its foothills, giving birth to a meandering river.

But they’re really just tar-filled cracks in street pavement. And that’s part of the point of “2018,” photographer Keith Johnson’s exhibition of recent work, now running at Kehler Liddell Gallery in Westville until Feb. 10.

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