New Show At Roselle Park Casano Center Art Gallery Features Unusual Photographs

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"Who's viewing whom?" - Photo by Leona M. Seufert

“Who’s viewing whom?” – Photo by Leona M. Seufert

ROSELLE PARK – The Casano Community Center Art Gallery is hosting a solo exhibit of photographs by Roselle Park resident Leona M Seufert. “Reflections – Is it or isn’t it real?” will be on display through Dec. 13.

Leona M Seufert is a digital artist who has used Photoshop to create unusual and unique visual worlds. This exhibit is different, as all 13 of the pieces are not altered by Photoshop. Each image is exactly what her camera’s lens captured.

Seufert said, “Looking for inspiration, I spent some time going through the vast number of photographs I have taken over the last few years. A certain type of image kept reoccurring that intrigued me. Direct from the camera, these photographs looked like they had been ‘Photoshopped’. Only they weren’t! These were the raw images my lens had captured. Images of buildings reflected in buildings but distorted, 3-d depth effects of reflections in glass doors, and a host of other weird things.”

Inspired by this serendipity, she then started to not only look for these happenings, but to actually create them using only the camera’s viewfinder. Gallery exhibits netted a wide range of images as the reflective glass and lights on the hung artwork played all kinds of tricks depending upon the viewing angle. Many of these photographs were “staged” compositions resulting in spectacular eerie effects.

The Art Gallery is located in the Casano Community Center, 314 Chestnut Street, Roselle Park. There will be a reception to meet the artist on Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 6 – 8 p.m. The Casano Community Center and the Art Gallery hours are Monday – Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday till 5 p.m.


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