Saturday, October 30, 2010

New Orleans, The Soul of America - Yolanda Tooley

October 29 - November 29, 2010

Tyler Art Gallery, Downtown
SUNY Oswego
186 West First Street
Oswego, NY 13126

Yolanda Tooley captures "The Soul of America" in a collection of powerful images of the streets of New Orleans. The show is the first time the artist has shown this series of images in a solo exhibition.

The photographs of musicians and buildings capture the spirit of New Orleans and in Yolanda's style, she takes already strong images and manipulates them into an altered state. Like free form jazz, the images come alive with hand coloring and solarization, giving them a unique flair seemingly making the music come alive.

In addition to Yolanda's aesthetic sense and ability to compose interesting photographs, she also adheres to strict archival traditions, both in her darkroom techniques and presentation. She uses only the highest quality materials and time tested methods in creating her work. In an age where digital rules the day, Yolanda Tooley employs "old school" traditional black and white photographic principals.

The show runs through November 29 and is a "must see" if you are in Oswego, make the trip if you are not. You will be glad you did!

For more information call -315-216-4985

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