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Posted by The Center on May 5, 2010

(Photo Credit: Wisteria by Brook Reynolds)

“These desolate structures are evidence of the environmental impact that already exists in our communities. Once viewed as familiar places that served a vital function, they are now toxic sites that remain vacant because it is so difficult to clean them up.”

Brook Reynolds‘ solo exhibition, Light, Sweet, Crude, is currently on display in the Center’s South Gallery until Saturday, June 19. Her series was selected by juror Katherine Ware for the Center’s Portfolio ShowCase, Volume 4. Reynolds’ gallery reception as well as the reception for the Red exhibition will be held this Friday night, May 7, from 6 to 9 PM. This event is FREE and open to the public.

Using photography to voice her environmental concerns, Reynolds’ artist statement reads:

“The realism of photography is used to depict the dilapidation and emptiness of abandoned gas stations to emphasize the inevitable failure of the current system and to raise awareness that we are in urgent need of change. ”

Read her entire statement [HERE].

(Photo Credit: Retired by Brook Reynolds)

(Photo Credit: Wasp Nest by Brook Reynolds)

(Photo Credit: Auto Maxx by Brook Reynolds)

(Photo Credit: Ultimate by Brook Reynolds)

(Photo Credit: Bar Codes by Brook Reynolds)

(Photo Credit: Wall No. 1 by Brook Reynolds)

(Photo Credit: Private Property by Brook Reynolds)

(Photo Credit: Moreland by Brook Reynolds)

(Photo Credit: Eminent Domain by Brook Reynolds)

(Photo Credit: Footprints by Brook Reynolds)

(Photo Credit: Patriot by Brook Reynolds)

Brook Reynolds is a fine art photographer based in Charlotte, NC. She received her Master of Fine Arts in photography from the University of Georgia. Light, Sweet, Crude is an ongoing project that began in the spring of 2007.

More of Brook’s work can be found at:

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Posted by The Center on April 13, 2010

The Center is pleased to announce that Katherine Ware, juror for the Center’s Portfolio ShowCase Volume 4, and Amber Terranova, juror for the Center’s Red exhibtion, will be visiting the Center on May 7th and 8th.

(Photo Credit: Lynn with Red Towel by Susan Worsham)

In addition to attending the First Friday artists’ reception on the evening of May 7th from 6 PM to 9 PM, both jurors will also lead a gallery talk on Saturday, May 8th from 4 PM to 5 PM. The talk will take place in the Center’s Main Gallery. Both events are open to the public and there is no charge to attend.

The May 7th artists’ reception will be for the Red exhibition in the Main Gallery and a solo exhibition featuring the series “Light, Sweet, Crude” by Brook Reynolds in the South Gallery.

(Photo Credit: Wall No. 1 by Brook Reynolds)

About the Jurors:

Katherine Ware

Katherine Ware is Curator of Photography at the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe. She previously served as Curator of Photographs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where she served as curator and author of Elemental Landscapes: Photographs by Harry Callahan. Ms. Ware served as Assistant Curator in the Department of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum during the 1990s and organized the traveling exhibitions including, A Practical Dreamer: The Photographs of Man Ray. She has also worked with the photography collection at the Oakland Museum of California and began her career at the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in Washington, D.C. She is a frequent juror and reviewer of contemporary photography and has written essays on the art of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Amber Terranova

Amber Terranova is the Photo Editor for Photo District News (PDN). Her career has focused mostly on editorial work, with positions at New York magazine and Outside magazine, all the while working on international commercial advertising shoots, industry programming, and photo consulting.

To RSVP for the gallery talk on May 8th, please email:

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