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March 6, 2018 > For the Love of Trees

For the Love of Trees

Submitted By PhotoCentral

PhotoCentral presents ?For the Love of Trees,? featuring the artwork of Matthew Plexman, John Dotta, and Glenn Hemanes. These three artists examine our relationships with trees and landscape from different perspectives and viewpoints. Combining realism, impressionism, and small-scale sculpture, the exhibit invites the viewer to look deeply.

Photographer Matthew Plexman is fascinated by what we leave behind creating what he calls ?new, unintentional landscapes.? His subject matter is logging clearcut areas in the region of Canada he grew up in. His images are massive in scale, placing the viewer in space. His pieces confront us with the eerie beauty of destruction.

This contrasts with John Dotta?s work, which is both photographic and painterly. Dotta makes impressionistic portraits of singular trees out of slight variations assembled together digitally. Colorful and abstracted, Dotta?s pieces speak to the importance of conservation and arbor activism in urban environments.

Glenn Hemanes creates miniature vessels out of reclaimed wood. His pieces are created primarily out of wood found in California. He works with flotsam as well as forest residue. His pieces are small in scale and engage all of the senses, and are often as fragrant as they are tactile.

All are welcome to attend a reception for the artists on Wednesday, March 7. There will be an Artist Talk by Matthew Plexmann, ?The Road to Clearcut,? presented by Phase One and Bear Images before the reception on March 7. Reservations are required at www.eventbrite. com. The exhibition continues through April 9.

PhotoCentral offers quality artwork in its gallery and outstanding facilities for the dedicated photographic artist with classes, workshops, darkrooms and a matting facility.

The upstairs gallery is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the downstairs gallery is open Monday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. ? 1 p.m. and by appointment.

For more information, contact PhotoCentral at (510) 881-6721 and Visit PhotoCentral on the web at where you will find information on classes, workshops, and other events.

For the Love of Trees
Thursday, Feb 22 ? Monday, Apr 9
Upstairs gallery: Monday ? Friday, 9 a.m. ? 5 p.m.
Downstairs gallery: Monday, 5 p.m. ? 10 p.m.; Tuesday & Thursday, 10 a.m. ? 1 p.m.

Artist Talk
Wednesday, Mar 7
5:00 p.m. ? 7:00 p.m.
Reservations required

Artists? Reception
Wednesday, Mar 7
7:00 p.m. ? 9:30 p.m.

1099 E St, Hayward
(510) 881-6721

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