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Date(s) - 12/06/2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bath House Cultural Center Gallery


The Bath House Cultural Center presents Levitas: A Photographic Investigation of Weightlessness, a gallery exhibition that features the work of seventeen local artists who explore the concept of weightlessness with their photographs. Exhibition dates are December 6, 2014 to January 31, 2015. A gallery reception will be held on Saturday, December 6, 2014, from 7 to 9 PM. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

Weightlessness is unquestionably a complex and abstract concept that may pose some level of difficulty for an artist who is interested in representing it in a visual form. It is perhaps an easier task to describe something that has no weight with our words and in terms of the laws of physics and science than it is to depict or describe the quality of having little or no reaction whatsoever to the forces of gravity with a work of art. The seventeen photographers in the Levitas: A Photographic Investigation of Weightlessness exhibition were asked to take on the challenge of considering the theme of the show to create a photographic image that best captures their ideas, narratives, and responses concerning lightness, zero g-forces, defiance of gravity, airiness, levity, and ethereality. The small scale of the square ten-inch photographic prints and their minimalist presentation format also responds to the overall theme of lightness and dispossession of much weight and mass.

The artists participating in this exhibition are: Lori Bandi, Tatyana Bessmertnaya, Chris Burt, Gabrielle Castañeda-Pruitt, J R Compton, Misty Dean, Jacque Forsher, Sandra Freeman, Peta Jones, Elizabeth Mellot, Sharon Neel-Bagley, Jana C. Perez, Sam Reeves, Shawn Saumell, Kathleen Wilke, Angilee Wilkerson and Mary Kathryn Wimberly.