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August 7, 2007 > Street Reflections

Street Reflections

By Mona Shah

"Street Reflections" is the title and subject of Award-winning photographer Jacline Deridder's third quarter showcase for the Fremont Art Association, on display from August 10-27.

Jacline is from Belgium, and though her first love is photography, she is also an accomplished musician. Her musical studies have included violin, piano, and trombone. She has taught music and theater as well.

Seeing an object as a reflection from another surface, Jacline says, gives a more intriguing perspective, than simply a "flat" picture of the object itself. And if the reflecting surface is curved, like those found on classic cars, the reflected subject can be found in many places in different ways. "I enjoy capturing the reflections and distortions in the curved lines of the bumpers and the paint," notes Jacline. She adds, "The observer's eye is prompted to go from one area to another, trying to make realistic sense of the whole. These reflections "seem to mechanically mimic the repeated patterns that are found in the texture of plants, stones and all nature (an old fascination of mine). The eye scans the image, searching each distortion for random details that contribute to build the overall portrait."

A reception for Jacline and other Third Quarter exhibiting artists will be held on August 12, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The public is invited to share light refreshments and meet Jacline and other friendly members of the Fremont Art Association.

Street Reflections
August 10-27
FAA Gallery
37659 Niles Blvd., Fremont
(510) 792-0356

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