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The 40th Annual Photo Regional, Opalka Gallery, Albany, NY

On view from March 15 - April 21

Sharon Core,  Untitled #16  from the series Understory, 2016, 20 x 30 inch archival pigment print

Sharon Core, Untitled #16 from the series Understory, 2016, 20 x 30 inch archival pigment print

Featuring artists Polly Apfelbaum, Saskia Baden, Marco Breuer, Sharon Core, Phyllis Galembo, Gregory Halpern and Ahndraya Parlato, Justin Kimball, Chad Kleitsch, Mark Lyon, Pete Mauney, Rune Olsen, Seth David Rubin, Parker Shipp, Julianne Swartz, and Sarah Sweeney

For the 40th Annual Photo Regional, we return to a curated format, instead of juried, in order to get a deeper look at smaller number of regional artists working in photography. Curated by artist Tim Davis, professor of photography at Bard College. Effects That Aren’t Special is a way to describe the sense that photography is a tool for describing the everyday in a way that we never easily acclimate to. Special effects are aesthetic tools that grab us, but almost always feel like filigree or decoration, abandoning our attention. The artists in this show employ optical, conceptual, or essential effects that we never get used to and that move to heart of the matter, defining the work rather than selling it to us. The show features generous selections from each artist, as well as a catalog with an essay by the curator. For more information on this exhibition, click here

Thursday March 15, 5pm, Exhibition Tour and at 6:30pm, Curator's Talk

Friday, March 16th, Opening Reception from 6-8pm 

Sage College, Opalka Gallery, 140 New Scotland Ave, Albany, NY 12208