Friday, June 6, 2014 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 7, 2014 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, June 8, 2014 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: The Fischer Gallery, 340 Main Street, Upstairs, Rockland, Maine
For more information: 207-542-6791; TheFischerGallery.com
Rockland’s newest gallery, The Fischer Gallery, will be exhibiting fine art photography created by sibling co-owners Neil Reichline, Andrew Reichline and Rhonda Reichline Dubin, on Friday, June 6 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. for Rockland’s First Friday Art Walk. An artist’s reception will take place starting at 5:00 p.m.
The featured show this month is Andrew’s “Two by Two” series, a group of 20” x 24” framed prints where each piece is a “sandwich” of two separate images, many shot thousands of miles and years apart. “The idea of combining diverse images from my library of shots to form new meanings has always excited me,” says Reichline, who bought a home in Maine with his wife, Sally B.Landsburg, over 30 years ago. “I find that the whole becomes more than the sum of the parts.” Image combinations include; a sailboat off of Maine’s Monhegan Island appearing in the sands of the pyramids at Giza complex in Egypt; a fisherman’s catch of mackerel on a cement pier in Dartmouth, England melded into a La Mancha, Spain street scene; and a native Maine bird, a Rose Breasted Grosbeak, sitting under a huge cloud over the town of Bhopal, India. The archival prints, created by hand in the darkroom using Ilfochrome silver based color printing paper and chemistry, are now, with the predominance of digital photographing and printing techniques, considered by some to be “vintage prints.”
The Fischer Gallery also exhibits digitally created archival pigment prints by all three artists. Oldest sibling Neil Reichline, a Los Angeles based cinematographer, has been a fine art photographer his entire adult life. His images reflect a keen eye honed shooting national commercials, award winning documentaries and various shows appearing on PBS television, and also a career in journalism that included a rise from reporter to editor-in-chief of the UCLA Daily Bruin, a newspaper with a readership of over 50,000. His picture subjects range from urban landscapes (human and concrete) to nature in all its splendor, all made magic through the artist’s sensitivities and superb technique.
Rhonda Reichline Dubin, a former weaver, jewelry-maker, paper-maker, book artist, and now, part-time graphic designer and computer consultant, says she “is delighted by color, form, texture and the serendipitous juxtaposition of those elements and the visual treats they present.” Living in San Francisco she is an avid traveler and her photographic works reflect local as well as worldwide surroundings.
The three siblings named the gallery after their maternal grandfather, Geza Fischer, who moved in 1911 from Hungary to New York City, using his prodigious artistic talents to support his family as a portrait painter.
The public is invited to the Rockland First Friday Art Walk opening at The Fischer Gallery. Refreshments will be served and featured artist Andrew Reichline will be on hand to greet, meet and answer questions about the art. The gallery’s regular hours are Friday through Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. except on the first Friday of each month when they will remain open until 8:00 p.m. for their monthly Opening reception.
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