Story last updated at 1/7/2009 - 10:52 am
JUNEAU - Local photographer Barbara Kelly will exhibit new work in a show titled "Leaf Paintings, Impressions of Light" at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center in January.
Using slow shutter speeds and varying types of camera and lens movements to create color abstract images, this body of work resembles paintings more than photographs. The images were made in Juneau, the Yukon and the Midwest over the past three years.
"What I love so much about photography is that it makes me look at the world in a more intimate way," Kelly said "With camera in hand, I see things I might never otherwise notice. What seems commonplace at first glance takes on a new dimension of interest when I look through my camera lens."
"Leaf Paintings, Impressions of Light" will open with a reception Jan. 9 from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Barbara Kelly's interest in photography began at a young age when her parents gave her her first camera and photography became a joyous creative outlet. With a degree in photojournalism from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Kelly's pursuit of photography in college led her into the world of large format, black & white fine art photography. She began making her first digital color images in 1997 after moving from Fairbanks to Juneau in 1993.
Kelly's work is in the collections of the University of Alaska Museum, Fairbanks and the Alaska State Museum, and her work has been included in several statewide juried Alaska Positive shows as well as exhibits in Arizona, Montana and Washington state.
In 2006, she and her husband, Micheal Francis Kelly, had a joint photography show, "Tongass Green," at the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council Gallery.
During the reception, the miniature golf course Hit the JACC Putt, will be open in the Main Hall of the JACC. A round of golf is $5. A Party Pass for groups of 10-15 people is $50.