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31 East 3rd St., Richmond, VA 23224
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May 27 - June 19, 2016

Shifting Focus

Dawn Gillis

Digital Photography and Handmade Books
Frable Gallery

Opening Reception for the Artists
Fourth Friday, May 27, 2016
7:00-10:00 pm

Free and Open to the Public

Closing Artist Talk
Sunday, June 19, 2016
2:00 pm

Free and Open to the Public

Artist Statement

My photographic and craft works focus on flowing forms of flowers; delicate, ruffled edges of feathers; and, complex veining patterns of leaves. To highlight these natural elements, I use a limited palette, often no more than two close value colors. My photographs are extreme close-ups and are referred to as macrophotography. The images are abstracted yet still hint at the organic original. In my books I also use a reduced palette when presenting abstracted natural structures.

I use a process-oriented approach which allows for repetitive tasks. The repetition is rewarding in both the calm it grants me and the meticulously created end result. My imagination wanders as my hands are engaged in stitching pages for hours or when I am shooting a range of digital photographs. Within these media, I experiment with different techniques to create variety within my work and to build my skill-base as an artist and an art teacher.

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