2 November

Photos At An Exhibition: “Portraits Of My Life”

by Jon Katz

I think this portrait of Izzy will be shown and offered for sale in the show

 November 2, 2009 – Spent much of the day culling through photos to choose those to be shown in January, at the Redux Gallery, in Dorset, Vt., where I am giving a talk and offering some photos for show and sale: “Portraits Of My Life,” my first gallery photo show. I am doing a  second photo show in August at the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Center (LARAC): “Last Days of a Dairy Barn,” showing photos taking from the John Clark farm in Belcher last summer.
  This art stuff is strange to me. It’s a cumbersome process, going through thousands of photos, taking them to the Image Loft in Manchester, Vt., where they will be printed, matted and framed. These photos – of my dogs, animals, farmscapes, Kinney Road – will go into the show, which is a representative and broadly defined series of portraits of elements of my life in recent years. Photos tell stories, and I get emotional about mine. We are trying to put them together as cheaply as possible so that they can be sold as cheaply as possible.
  I am excited about both of these shows. “Portrait of My Life” will open January 9 or 10 and the photos will be on display in the gallery throughout January. I am foregoing the gallery wine and cheese thing for a talk and Q & A.

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