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Berkshire Artist Joanna Gabler, “Emigrés – Where is Home?” at Gallery Ehva, Provincetown: October 25-November 5, 2013 – Opening Friday, October 25, 6-8 pm

Joanna Gabler, Roots 2, 2013. Archival pigment print.
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Joanna Gabler, Transcape, 2013. Archival pigment print.
Joanna Gabler, Transcape, 2013. Archival pigment print.

Joanna Gabler,  “Emigrés – Where is Home?” at Gallery Ehva, Provincetown: October 25-November 5, 2013 – Opening Friday, October 25, 6-8 pm.
74 Shank Painter Road
Provincetown, MA 02657
(508) 487-0011

On view in the Gallery Ehva in Proveincetown is “Nature Transfigured,” an exhibition of works by Joanna Gabler, painter and photographer. The art in this exhibition is the fruit of  Joanna’s passion for photography and her quest for uncovering the mysteries of nature. Sensitive to color and form, she goes out into Nature, seeking her own personal vision. She considers her art to be inspired by and co-created with Nature. By using photography and developing it further through digital media as a creative tool Gabler’s goal is to add a new dimensions and possibilities to physical reality, which exist there in potential, remaining invisible until the artist’s inner eye discovers them. Gabler calls her images “transcapes,” because they are landscapes transfigured by her artistic vision.

Joanna Gabler, Fall, 2013. Archival pigment print.
Joanna Gabler, Fall, 2013. Archival pigment print.

Emigrés – Where is Home?

Artist’s Statement

When Ewa invited me to be a part of this exhibition she asked a question: “Where is Home?”

The more I thought about it, the less I was capable of bringing out a physical location, and many questions related to the meaning of being at home or homeless kept appearing.

The answer came to me as a surprise.

I am most at home when I create—thoughts, ideas, pieces of art—it does not matter where the creative process happens.

When I am not doing that, for whatever reason, I feel homeless and alienated—it does not matter how familiar the surroundings may be.

So my answer to the question is: I am at home in my art, or my art is my Home.

The title for this exhibition is “Nature Transfigured,” and the presented works are transcapes.

All these Transcapes (my expression for Transfigured Landscapes) were created from the photographs I have taken in Nature in New England, mostly in the Berkshires, where I live, and in Southern Vermont.

I feel a strong connection with two bodies of water, the Hoosic River, which is a tributary of the Hudson River and the Hoosac’s own very picturesque tributary Broad Brook.

The Hoosic River (also spelled Hoosac), an Algonquin word meaning place of stones, runs through three states, Massachusetts, Vermont and New York.

After spending countless hours in nature all year round and taking thousands of photographs, I spend countless hours in front of my computers discovering the inner riches of carefully selected images.

What you see are my latest works and latest development in what I would describe as my co-creative adventure with Nature.

I am not going to title every Transcape. I’ll leave much of that to the imagination of the viewer.

Joanna Gabler, Roots 2, 2013. Archival pigment print.
Joanna Gabler, Roots 2, 2013. Archival pigment print.

 

About Michael Miller

Michael Miller, Editor and Publisher of New York Arts and The Berkshire Review, an International Journal for the Arts, was trained as a classicist and art historian at Harvard and Oxford, worked in the art world for many years as a curator and dealer, and contributed reviews and articles to Bostonia, Master Drawings, Drawing, Threshold, and North American Opera Journal, as well as numerous articles for scholarly and popular periodicals. He has taught courses in classics, the English language, and art history at Oberlin, Rutgers, New York University, the New School, and Williams. Currently, when he is not at work on The Berkshire Review and New York Arts, he writes fiction, pursues photography, and publishes scholarly work. In 2011 he contributed an introductory essay to Leonard Freed: The Italians / exh. cat. Io Amo L’Italia, exhibition at Le Stelline, Milan, Il Museo di Roma a Trastevere, etc. and wrote the revised the section on American opera houses in The Grove Dictionary of American Music. He is currently at work on a libretto for a new opera by Lewis Spratlan, Midi, an adaptation of Euripides’ Medea set in the French West Indies, ca. 1930.

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