Photographs by Linda DeStefano Brown
Collage and Artist Books by Gail Coito

August 22 – September 30, 2017

Artist Reception: Saturday, September 9, 7:00 – 9:00 pm 

6 Bridges Gallery presents Rhythms of Reflection, photographs by Linda DeStefano Brown and collage and artist books by Gail Coito, August 22 – September 30, 2017. There will be a reception on Saturday, September 9th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm as part of ArtsNight Maynard.

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see — Henry David Thoreau

The images presented in this exhibit act as a catalyst to journey into the center of the world created through thought. This active exploration unravels relations and makes the invisible visible in order to grasp its fundamental essence. The process of contemplation, while viewing these works and after, creates a flow of ideas.

Linda DeStefano Brown’s photographic images are not of what is before the camera but rather present some other meaning: the “what else it is” in the words of Photographer Minor White. The visual journey provided the viewer unleashes familiar feelings, thoughts, fantasies and memories. The joining of the world, the photographer, and the viewer reveals our interconnectedness and our human condition. The spontaneous depictions of people unaware of the camera provide an avenue into a shared private moment.

Gail Coito works with handmade and decorative papers, found objects and ephemera, antique photographs, old books, paint, and fabric. Through these tangible materials, she strives to submerge the work into a bright imagining — an intriguing state of wonder and deep feelings exposed.  She invites the viewer to enter into her personal quest and expression to complete the circle by exploring recollections and connections that life has graced you with, and allow your own experience to take you where it will.

Images pictured:
Left: “Believing Tomorrow is a Promise” by Gail Coito
Right: “Ripples of Light” by Linda DeStefano Brown