SSH Gallery Features Corvallis Photographers

Bill Laing "Exploring Low Tide" (top)
Kat Sloma "Vanishing" (below)
An exhibit of photographs created with mobile phone technology by Kat Sloma and Bill Laing of Corvallis will be shown Feb. 3-28 in the South Santiam Hall Gallery of Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW.

A reception and gallery talk will be held Thursday, Feb. 6, from 5:30 - 7 p.m.
   
"Myphoneography" features more than 20 prints by the two artists, who use their mobile phones to capture images encountered in their everyday lives and then apply various "apps" to achieve painterly results.
   
Sloma is presenting a selection from her "Treescapes" series, which she describes as poems painted on the sky:  "When viewed against the open sky, the tree becomes the landscape.  The open sky becomes an empty canvas to paint upon.  I create unreal scenes, but find them grounded to earthly reality through the recognizable skeleton of the trees." 
   
Laing, a 40-year veteran of photography who has fully embraced  iPhone image-making in the last two years, is showing work from his "Coast Impressions" series. 

"Today, the photographer has fewer constraints imposed by the limitations of his or her equipment," Laing says. "Imagination and creativity can have free rein.  I have exchanged film and chemicals for pixels and programs, but I am still focused on making imagery that connects emotionally with people."
   
The South Santiam Hall Gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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