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Art Talk

By Andi Bedsworth

We are always in motion coming and going from various places such as work, school and the grocery store. It is rare that we stop to be still and quiet. Children are constantly on the move often fidgeting and wiggling even in their sleep.
Photographer Eadweard James Muybridge was interested in movement, and his photographs in the 19th Century are a testament to this fascination. He famously photographed horses in motion using multiple cameras.
Inspired by Muybridge’s photographs, David Race, will be exhibiting his oil paintings depicting young street urchins doing “kid stuff.”  The show, which will debut at Bozarts, Un-Still Life, features work by both Race and Mari Foster, both alliance members of the gallery.  
When asked where he works, Race explained that he has turned his dining room into his painting studio. He lives and paints in Coffeeville, and his work is collected by many in the area. He explained that the black and white images of children from the 19th and 20th centuries have informed his work for this collection. With his signature brushstroke style and incredible depictions of light in paintings, this work is sure to be compelling and interesting to see.
Featured on the back wall of the mirror gallery will be photography by Ed Croom, a newcomer to the alliance. His and Foster’s work will be covered in the coming week’s columns as we make our way to the opening of this new show.
Opening night is Friday, May 30, from 6 to 9 p.m., so be sure to save this date on your calendar.

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