Art show event slated

NORTHVILLE — A reception for “Salvage,” a collection of repurposed photograph art by Janene Bouck, will be held at the Northville Library Gallery, 341 S. Third St., on July 16, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The exhibit will be available for public viewing from July 1 till Aug. 28.

The exhibition focuses on the unique challenges of Fulton and the surrounding counties, a visual interpretation of the beauty and trauma of the area, according to a news release.

“Salvage” is a body of work incorporating regional photography with salvaged material from the Adirondack, Sacandaga and Mohawk Valley regions, Bouck said. The collection repurposes castaway material, combining natural influence with human invention.

The photography is focused on the ethereal play of light with discord and disrepair, or conversely, the overwhelming beauty of the countryside, lakes, and mountains of the Adirondacks and Mohawk Valley, she said.

The work is often refined by utilizing digital tools to embellish the image, to clarify the moment, or to invite a new perspective of the subjects, she said.

Adding three-dimensional elements to the photos allows the visual to develop weight, take on substance, and tell a more nuanced story. Rural New York faces unique challenges with its environment, economics and solidarity. “Salvage” addresses the artist’s perception of the connections between environment, commerce, education, and social unity through visual suggestion, she added.

As found in the June Edinburg Newsletter:

“Bouck’s work has been featured at Saratoga Arts and recognized for award at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts and the Arkell Museum, Canajoharie Library Stone Gallery.

“Bouck is native of upstate New York, where she has worked as a graphic artist, kitchen designer, architectural designer and draftsperson, and freelance artist.”

Call Northville Library, (518) 863-6922, for more information about times available for viewing the art exhibition.

By Patricia Older

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