1650 Gallery presents:
Juried Photography Exhibition:
The Fluid World of Water
OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2012
See photos from the opening reception
"I'm an instant star. Just add water and stir."
~ David Bowie
"If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water."
~ Loren Eiseley
1650 Gallery is hosting the juried photography exhibition
SPLASH: The Fluid World of Water
Water... is there any thing else on earth like it? Seemingly plentiful, yet precious and scarce. It falls from the sky only to hurry beneath the earth. It's transience confounds us, here today yet gone tomorrow; literally vaporizing into thin air like youth, innocence and physical beauty. Water! A bundle of contradictions that would make Ralph Waldo Emerson proud.
Endlessly fun but dangerous stuff; sometimes there is too little... sometimes there is too much. It's beauty can take our breath away, and it's power can wipe our world like the bucket toss of an angry giant. Like fire, cold and night, water occupies a fundamental place deep in the root of our collective psyche. We can be "keeping our head above water" or "drowning our sorrows." Things can be going "swimmingly" or life can seem to be go "against the tide." In love we can be "showered with kisses" or wind up "on the rocks."
This month 1650 Gallery invites you to flush the bilge water from your mind and dive into the deep end for an ocean of fun. Freud said sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, but Christie Brinkley in a moonlit motel pool is a whole other thing altogether. So bathe your soul in the stormy sea of photographic creativity, and remember that although a river runs through it, it is but a drop in the bucket compared to the ocean of possibilities that rain down upon us all.
For the future of mankind, the water wars are coming just as those for oil have entered their twilight, but this summer at 1650, as long as there is ice for our cocktails, salt water in our pool, and wet t-shirts on our interns, we proudly command "DAMN the torpedoes, full steam ahead!!!" We bid you do the same.
55 works have be chosen from submitted photographs to be included in the SPLASH exhibition at 1650 Gallery in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles.
See photos from the opening reception!