Monday, July 28, 2008

The Source on Lake Gallery

NEWS RELEASE: July 28, 2008
The Source on Lake Gallery- 1565 North Lake Ave., Pasadena, CA 91104
Joe Boutell,CPF and Gene Rogolsky, Owners .
Tel: 626 794 1740
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“Water and Earth: Photographic Abstracts of Hidden Worlds

PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - July 28, 2008- The Source on Lake is proud to host an exhibition of Abstract photography by photographers Lee Auerbach and Robert Walter, ““Water and Earth: Photographic Abstracts of Hidden Worlds ”, opening Saturday, August 23, 2008 at 6pm.

Lee Auerbach and Robert Walter’s photographic abstractions are aspects of nature that often remain hidden in plain sight. Both artists look beyond the ways nature’s beauty is often observed to find worlds waiting to be discovered in such places as the patterns and textures of ripples on a lake’s surface, in pebbles underfoot, and in dried leaves beside the trails we walk.

One way the artists immerse themselves more deeply in dialog with the natural world is by enhancing and, on occasion, transforming their abstract images in the digital darkroom. When each image is completed it is a paradox that is both abstract and very real as well as a catalyst for each viewer’s own
connection with nature.

Water and Earth is the gallery debut of Lee Auerbach’s Mountain Lake Abstracts, shot in the High Sierras during August 2007. Images from this series are printed on archival paper and canvas. This show also marks the public debut of the first of Robert Walter’s Warm Ice images. Using watercolors and melting ice, this work is a further extension of the artist’s interaction with natural patterns and systems.

Though Lee Auerbach has been a photographer since his teens, It wasn't until his thirty's that he discovered his deep affinity for nature . He has twice won Sierra Club photography competitions and has had images licensed in water conservation campaigns.

Robert Walter’s work is shown in galleries and in exhibitions, the most recent, "Beyond the Object", a show that just closed at the San Diego Natural History Museum in Balboa Park. He says:

“People often see different things when they look at one of my images. I love this Rorschach effect because I feel it is a response to deeper patterns running through the natural world and if the viewer’s mind’s eye is activated, that means I’ve done my job and brought something alive from nature to this
flat piece of paper hanging on a wall.”

“Water and Earth" runs from August 23 to Sept.27, 2008

The Source on Lake is a unique gallery space in the showroom of award-winning fine arts
Framer, Joe Boutell. Boutell, along with co-owner Gene Rogolsky feature the work of specially
selected visual artists and provide specialized framing services for the best in fine art, limited
edition prints and three-dimensional objects. Their beautiful showroom allows for a unique visual
display of craftsman frames in an endless variety of styles, colors and materials. Boutell’s
talented, award-winning, framing and matting designs present wall art in the best display and
conservation traditions with cutting-edge techniques and styles for every setting.

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