It was damn cold last night! My wife and I were going to check out a few gallery openings but we didn't get past our first one. Fortunately, it was a welcome discovery.
Gallery 2622 in Wauwatosa is showing the work of Paige Rice, who is a MIAD student working on a double major in Photography and Communication Design.
The primary exhibit is spare and evocative. The images are mostly of blurred trees. The prints are black & white and large in scale. They float, appropriately, I thought, unmatted and unframed against the while gallery walls.
This lovely installation is supplemented with a shelf full of beautifully crafted hand-made books. Don't be put off by the request to use the white cotton gloves provided. They are well worth the effort to page through them.
Many of the images in the books, like this one titled "Reflective Perceptive 1," are delicate meditations on intimate details of nature and water.
The exhibit, which is called simply, "In My Life," runs through the end of February. Gallery 2622 is open by appointment.
Photographs courtesy paigerice.com.