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Holly Gordon & Ward Hooper - PARALLEL PERSPECTIVES

Thursday, October 8th at 7pm
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Join us for an evening with Long Island artists, photographer Holly Gordon and watercolor artist Ward Hooper, as they discusses their new book, Parallel Perspectives: The Brush/Lens Collaboration. 

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

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The eye-arresting images in this original contemporary art book feature two popular mediums, painting and photography. Although the art is inspired by the Long Island landscape, its visual appeal in artists’ interpretations of locations is universal. Paired with the dialog of the artists, the narrative becomes an intimate conversation with the reader. Combining life, loss, serendipity and art, it portrays two artists, whose conceptually similar work evolved independently until social media brought them together. Their collaboration continues to produce treasures of stunning, memorable beauty.


WARD HOOPER’s paintings have been widely exhibited and his work has been featured in Watercolor Artist Magazine. His numerous awards and honors include the Peacock Award for his watercolor paintings. After graduating with a degree in Graphic Design from The New York City College of Technology, CUNY, and attending the Art Students League, Ward’s career included over thirty years as art director and award-winning design director for the J.C. Penney Company. He was also vice president of the design firm Coleman, Lipuma, Siegel and Morrill. Among the clients he served during his career were Avon, Wrangler Jeans, Mattel, Revlon, Saks, Lever Brothers and Seagram & Sons. Ward has been on the teaching staff at the Art League of Long Island for twelve years. His watercolors are in private and corporate collections throughout the United States.

HOLLY GORDON paints with her camera. The world is her studio and the digital darkroom sometimes takes her vision far beyond photography as we know it. The origins of her art date back to film photography in the 1960s and the aura and aromas of the traditional wet darkroom. While most people viewing Holly’s current work think she is a painter, what they are seeing is her photography in transition. Technology is changing photography as we know it and Holly’s art is part of that change. “Photo-Liminalism” is the term she has applied to the innovative work that has emerged after nearly twenty years of creative exploration. Holly Gordon’s art has appeared in The New York Times, ShutterbugNational Wildlife Magazine, and New York Newsday. Her work has been exhibited at the American Museum of Natural History, Denise Bibro Fine Art gallery, the New York Hall of Science, the Heckscher Art Museum, Long Island Museum, Islip Art Museum, and the Audubon Center in Greenwich, Connecticut. Gordon’s art is included in a number of public and private collections, including NYU Langone, Melville Corporate Plaza, and Molloy College.

Parallel Perspectives: The Brush/ Lens Collaboration Cover Image
By Holly Gordon, Ward Hooper, Peter Pitzele (Foreword by), Denise Bibro (Preface by), Bridget Shirvell (Contributions by)
ISBN: 9781947951242
Availability: Available and Ships as Soon as Possible.
Published: City Point Press - October 6th, 2020

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Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 7:00pm
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