Nancy Dryfoos Gallery
The Flow Through Wanakena is a series of abstract photographs that explore the natural patterns of the water surface found from the Oswegatchie River to Cranberry Lake through the small Adirondack town of Wanakena, New York. The abstract photographs were taken full-frame in the camera without the use of double exposure or cropping. The images have been printed on large fabric wall hangings and are hung in such a way that the fabric flows with the air current in the gallery space.
This exhibition's goal is to reach people who may not be exposed to art or nature and encourage all viewers to pause and reflect on the fragile beauty of our waterways. The artist invites the viewer to reflect on how the flow affects our lives, both spiritually and physically; the connections that we share with the water and with nature in general; what it says to us, where it takes our thoughts; the silence or sounds that come to mind, memories that it evokes.
- Michael Mandolfo