BREWSTER, N.Y. - Three Putnam County artists will be joining forces on a January photography show titled 'Lens3s' at Brewster's Studio Around The Corner.
Lori Kemp, Patricia Bolgosano and Pal Gyomai will feature their work at the show that opens Friday, Jan. 13 with an artist reception from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Studio Around the Corner - located at the back entrance to the Southeast Museum at 67 Main St. in Brewster.
Additional gallery hours are noon to 2 p.m. on (Saturdays) 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25. The show closing will be Sunday, Feb. 26 noon to 2 p.m.
Since Kemp (a Carmel native) was a child, photographs have always fascinated her, and later other types of art would captivate her as well. It was staring at old photos and paintings that propelled her into her other passion - researching history. Happily, in a full circle, it is through traveling and researching local history that many of her images are born.
Having taken numerous art and design courses over the years, she found that digital photography is the easiest mode of self-expression.
“I am excited about the show, I've attended so many really exceptional art openings there," Kemp told Daily Voice. "They really are a jewel in Village and in the County, and certainly deserve patronage. I love the space, too."
As far as her photography, Kemp said: "I'm attracted to a wide array of subject matter and enjoy numerous styles of photography. So the body of my work is an eclectic mix."
Her biggest joys come from the 'hunt' of capturing a special moment in light and time, and that zen state she goes into when photographing. It happens again when she is editing the images.
Gyomai was born and raised in Hungary but relocated to the United States in 1983 and has been living in Putnam County since then.
His subject matter covers a wide range, perhaps his favorite being street photography.
“I like to capture candid moments without disturbing the subjects,” said Gyomai. “ Most of my work is black and white, I like the timelessness of the gray scale images.”
Bolgosano started out as a print technician in a commercial custom darkroom after obtaining a degree in photography from Chowan University. As technology advanced, so did her printing technique. She now works as a digital imaging specialist at Visual Impact, reproducing art using the Giclée method.
Photography has always been her passion. Her creative process starts when something catches her eye.
“I'm fascinated by colors, shapes and the way natural light illuminates our world," she said."I combine my love for photography and the creative aspects of Photoshop with the art of printing. I experiment with many printing processes including transfers, overlays, overprinting and collage. Photography helps me express my feeling for life and living."