ARTIST MIND THE GAP
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June 12, 2015, The New Haven Independent, by Paul Bass - "The old-fashioned telephone poles and power lines are crisscrossing the landscape, but they are arrested in their headlong racing. They even seem to be recoiling at the midsection as they are caught and folded into the square shape and hashtag name of an Instagram image. An old lady’s New York been-there-seen-all-that face well remembers the urban nightmare of Bryant Park in Manhattan’s midtown, where needles and drug dealers were once more numerous than the current topiary shrubs and fancy Fermob bistro chairs. Onto one of them she now hoists her impressively weary legs. Catching us humans and the environment we inhabit in the In-Between-Moment appears to be the thematic heart of the new work of both photographer Hank Paper and print and collage maker Liz Antle-O’Donnell. Their shows, respectively titled “Hello, I Must Be Going: American Pastoral” and “Momentary Landscapes,” just opened at the Kehler Liddell Gallery in Westville. The exhibition runs through July 5. At Sunday afternoon’s opening reception Paper described himself as primarily a “street shooter,” a photographer interested in capturing candid moments. His second love is landscape. “This time I combined them,” he said. Paper’s prints, rectangular and brightly lit, seem to have arrived on the walls like shiny bright postcards..."
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