Photography by
Bill Clark & Mary Dondero

Nov 9 - Dec 2, Reception on Nov 16

“Time Lines”
Photography by Bill Clark

“Time Lines”
Photography by Bill Clark

“Time Lines”
Photography by Bill Clark

Photography by Bill Clark & Mary Dondero

Exhibit: November 9 – December 2
Opening Reception: November 16th from 5:00 to 9:00pm

Time Lines, Photography by Bill Clark

For photographer and calligrapher Bill Clark, the timeless allure of curves and lines has always been a source of fascination. This body of work from the series Time Lines suggests abstract, yet somehow familiar landscapes. While mysterious and haunting, these pictures seek to relate a more universal story, particularly relevant in these current times. They invite the viewer to reflect on the themes of unity versus separation: Are we building community or fostering division? How do we work to respect each other’s differences so that we can move forward together?

All images are captured “in camera,” in fractions of a second, with final adjustments made in the digital darkroom. The precisely defined movements carried out within a compressed time period produce the emotional impact of the final photograph.

Clark has had a successful career working closely with designers, and currently keeps his studio outside of Providence, RI, where he works as a professional photographer and calligrapher. While having traveled extensively for work and pleasure, he has found that his most intriguing subjects are found within a five mile radius of his home. Clark’s work has been exhibited in area galleries and museums and is displayed in a number of private collections, and businesses across the country.

See the exhibit online….

The Sky Was Blue, Photography by Mary Dondero

Photographer and mixed media artist Mary Dondero spends many hours behind the wheel of her car. This provides her with ample opportunity to view the ever-changing expanse of sky, which she finds to be ‘omnipresent, unpredictable and beautiful’.

These vistas inspired her to embark on a personal project in which she associates skies that are overcast, dreary, bright or blue, with frames of mind and oscillating moods that represent the constant state of impermanence in which we live.  

Dondero digitally printed the imagery for The Sky Was Blue series on what seems to be fragile, gampi paper, although this Japanese tissue is actually considered to be a noble fiber noted for its richness and strength. Accidental rips or printing flaws in the paper have been intentionally saved as a way of emphasizing chance, further representing transitory states of being. Dondero’s stated goal for this series is ‘to create artwork that focuses on abstract images built on reductive color palettes, expressing the ephemeral.’

Mary Dondero is an interdisciplinary artist whose focus is on large-scale works-on-paper, mixed media, and photography. She earned her B.F.A. at Roger Williams University in Bristol RI, an M.A.T. from Rhode Island School of Design, and an M.F.A. from U-Mass Dartmouth.  Her artwork is exhibited both nationally and internationally, and is held in several collections, such as the permanent collection of Naestved International Print Studio in Denmark, Bridgewater State University, the Newport Art Museum RI, Healing Arts at RI Hospital, and the Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion in New Hampshire.

About Providence Center for Photographic Arts (PCPA)

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PCPA was founded to inspire creative development and provide opportunities to engage with the community through exhibitions, publications, education, and mutual support. We strive to advance our members’ careers, strengthen the appreciation of photo-based media, and foster dialogue around innovation in the arts. Our talented member artists come from both the local Providence area and far beyond. PCPA is non-profit organization led by dedicated volunteers. We run a full calendar of professional workshops, juried, group, and individual artist exhibits, member salons, and other activities throughout the year. All exhibits are free and open to the public. 

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