Concrete to Abstract: Inspires Imagination
On exhibit at Central Library from November 1 through December 31.
Meet the Artists: Joan and Shelley will answer questions about their work on Monday, Nov. 13, from 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Photographer DeMoss believes that buildings are like human lives.
“You cannot know a person from a single point of view in a single setting. The same applies to structures. When I approach a building, I do so gently with all my senses alive, gathering information. I sit with a building’s image while allowing it to share its secrets. My eyes seek the special touches that separate it from other structures and the line of vision that introduces me to its unique form, texture and essence. That is what I attempt to capture.”
Painter Valentine feels that her photographic images inspire the dangerous and surprising.
“As I viewed the images I imagined them cut and fractured and put into form without thought for beam or foundation and re-assembled into the fantasy of what could be in another dimension. Each painting has pieces of her photographs embedded to give homage to her vision. The paints and the lines are my effort to make the buildings sacred in an entirely different way.”
Want to buy something you see on our walls? Artists contribute 20% of sales made during their exhibit to the Friends of the Arlington County Public Library, to help support Library programming.