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November 6, 2012 > "Phollages" and Photographs about "Nothing"...

"Phollages" and Photographs about "Nothing"...

The most unannounced photo show of the year was discretely hung on November 1 at Mission Coffee in Fremont. Similar to a previous show at this venue in 2009, Cooksey-Talbott and Jacline Deridder present prints made in their own studios; both artists have affirmed their style and compositional directions.

Collages have always attracted Jacline Deridder. As a little girl, she hid in the kitchen cabinet to cut through discarded magazines and build surreal images from the small bits. Later on, in her black and white darkroom, she sandwiched altered negatives and collaged her own prints. In 2005, her eyes fell captive to a reflection in the front fender of a green 1957 Ford on Niles Boulevard: the space on the other side of the chrome, reshaped reality along new curves, just like her collages.

It was the start of a long fascination and a long list of photos. One of the images, "Intrusion of the Yellow Line", has been recognized twice this fall in local art competitions. However, there will not be many shiny fenders in this show: this time, the accent is on digital collages or "Phollages" as she likes to call them.

Cooksey-Talbott has elected to show photographs about "nothing." This concept worked for Seinfeld and it works for Cooksey as well. This group of images is the tip of a large collection of abstract imagery of the natural world designed to produce different feelings in every viewer, no two observations are the same; everyone will have a different experience.

A closing reception will be held on Wednesday, November 28, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

If you can't make the show you can experience the artists' work at www.jaclinederidder.com and www.cookseytalbottgallery.com.

"Phollages" and Photographs about "Nothing"...
Nov 1-29
Monday - Friday: 5 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Photographic exhibition

Reception: Wednesday, Nov 28
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Mission Coffee Roasting
151 Washington Blvd., Fremont
(510) 623-6920
http://www.jaclinederidder.com/
http://www.cookseytalbottgallery.com/

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