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For the Love of Trees: Featuring the artwork of Matthew Plexman, John Dotta, and Glenn Hemanes

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Saturday, 24 February 2018 to Monday, 9 April 2018
Saturday, 24 February 2018 - 7:00pm


PhotoCentral presents For the Love of Trees, featuring the artwork of Matthew Plexman, John Dotta and Glenn Hemanes. These three artists examine our relationships with trees and landscape from different perspectives and viewpoints. Combining realism, impressionism and small-scale sculpture, the exhibit invites the viewer to look deeply. 
Photographer Matthew Plexman is fascinated by what we leave behind creating what he calls “new, unintentional landscapes.” His subject matter is logging clearcut areas in the region of Canada he grew up in. His images are massive in scale placing the viewer in space. His pieces confront us with the eerie beauty of destruction. 
This contrasts with John Dotta’s work which is both photographic and painterly. Dotta makes impressionistic portraits of singular trees out of slight variations assembled together digitally. Colorful and abstracted, Dotta’s pieces speak to the importance of conservation and arbor activism in urban environments.
Glenn Hemanes creates miniature vessels out of reclaimed wood. His pieces are created primarily out of wood found in California. He works with flotsam as well as forest residue. His pieces are small in scale and engage all of the senses and are often as fragrant as they are tactile. 
All are welcome to a reception for the artists from 7-9:30 pm on Wednesday, March 7th. There will be an Artist Talk by Matthew Plexmann, “The Road to Clearcut” presented by Phase One and Bear Images on Wednesday, March 7 from 5-7 pm. Reservations required at https://www.eventbrite. com/e/phase-one-artist-talk-with-matthew-plexman-the-road-to-clearcut-tickets-42581353976 The exhibition continues through April 9, 2018. 
The PhotoCentral Gallery is located at 1099 E Street, Hayward, California. Upstairs gallery is open Monday through Friday 9 am to 5 pm; Downstairs gallery is open Monday from 5 pm -10 pm, Tuesday and Thursday from 10 am-1 pm and by appointment. 
PhotoCentral offers quality artwork in its gallery and outstanding facilities for the dedicated photographic artist with classes, workshops, darkrooms and a matting facility. Expand your creativity in a supportive community! Visit PhotoCentral today. 
For more information, please contact PhotoCentral at 510-881-6721 and Visit PhotoCentral on the web at where you will find information on classes, workshops, and other events. 

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1099 E Street, Hayward, CA 94541

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