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Leola’s photos capture dreams – A public exhibition

May 2, 2016

Reflections on history and the transient nature of time

Leola at archway shotThe 48 images in “Windows, Passages and Reflections,” the photo exhibit now on display at the Eugene Public Library, share the sensitivity, perception, and artistic creativity of Leola Jewett-Verzuh. Some are so stunningly beautiful as to capture one’s dreams.

These are not just windows on reality in various parts of the world. They also suggest something within and beyond the windows. They take us to physical locations but they also transport as to places in our minds. These passages allow us to almost enter other worlds. They entice us to perceive what is happening behind the image and to image what surrounds it.

As she puts it, “the images here are an expression of my own reflections on the world, on the passage of time, and ever shifting cultural and geographical boundaries.” They reflect a life-long fascination “with history and the transient nature of time.”

art display - May-June Jewett-Verzuh 2016Am I biased about these photographs? You bet I am. I watched them being created by a better image make than I can ever hope to become. Leola, my wife and artist partner, probes life with her shots. She explores the intricate details of nature, the solemnity of the mundane, the opulence of an arched or shuttered space.

Some of my favourites: Light at the End, Barcelona; Making Beignets, New Orleans; Laundry Day, Dubrovnik; Ponte de Vecchio, Florence; Just Another Gondola, Venice; and, Red Door, Green Window, Saignon, France. But these are hard choices among this thought-provoking collection of digital memories.

The exhibition, at the library until late June, brilliantly reveals her perspective as “a photographer always searching for the story beyond the frame.” The photos succeed in allowing us to enter the world she sees through her lens.

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2 Responses to Leola’s photos capture dreams – A public exhibition

  1. Andrew Anderson on May 3, 2016 at 12:02 am

    I like that perspective. Good art just flows into one.

  2. Niki Verzuh Smith on May 3, 2016 at 3:15 am

    Bueno!!! Bueno!!! I am very proud of you my sis! It is extremely hard and difficult to display our creativity to the world sometimes. You have done a wonderful job of that. Lots of love, Niki

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