Elizabeth Opalinik, "Poetic Grace," 2007
The Joy of Dancing
A new exhibition titled "Wet" opening February 7 at the Darkroom Gallery in Essex Junction, VT explores the mysteries and sensuality of water through various artistic representations ranging from its great and sublime beauty to its important impact to the environment.
Challenging artists to seek the mystery found between ordinary and extraordinary as one discovers less is more, the juror, award-winning photographer and educator, Elizabeth Opalenik, selected images that challenged an established idea and were "technically executed, well composed, collaged with intent, and seen in the right light."
Eduardo Fujii's "Joy of Dancing" and "The Gardener" made the final cut and were juried into the exhibition that will run until March 17. Having been creating art through an introspective process of self-discovery and self-healing, Eduardo makes a self-portrait of every image he creates. His most inner feelings come flushing out every pore to confer part of himself on his artwork. Eduardo's background in classical music and painting also contributes to the development of a lyrical sensibility that underlies his photography today. Both works are composites of Eduardo's photographs, made with an obsolete camera or his iPhone, with layers of textures and drawings. While not so obviously perceptible, his images include some sort of hidden symbolism and are imbued with mystery and eroticism.