Intriguing photographs by photographer Paul Hawkwood, titled “Light, Gesture, and Mystery: Exploring the Domestic Wilderness” will be on display through March 17 in the North Santiam HallAtrium Gallery at Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.
In his solo exhibition, Hawkwood, a distinguished former LBCC English and writing instructor, takes viewers around the world to explore a visual awareness that extends beyond words.
He strives to bring a distinct uniqueness to his work “in ways that are both artistic but unusual, so that the viewer’s attention is held and awakened.”
By capturing color and shadow as aspects of light, his images possess spirit and emotion in their subject matter while enticing the viewer to search for a deeper meaning. His aim with his photography is “to create images with light/color/shadow that are both artistically beautiful but also surprising or striking.”
An artist reception and talk will be held in the NorthSantiam Hall Atrium Gallery Thursday, March 2 from 12 to 1 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.
You can view Hawkwood’s work in LBCC NSH Atrium Gallery and on his website, 500px.com/paulhawkwood. All LBCC art galleries are free and open to the public weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.