FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 3, 2017
Contact: Michiko Okaya, Director of Lafayette Galleries, 610 330 5361, email@example.com
Photographs by Allentown Artist Featured in Lafayette College Exhibit Opening Jan. 4
Easton, PA–Lafayette College Art Galleries presents Paradox, an exhibition of photographs by Easton native Charles F. Stonewall, Jan. 4-29 at Williams Center Gallery, 317 Hamilton St., Easton. A reception for the artist will be held.6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 13, at the Williams Center Gallery. Stonewall will give an artist’s talk at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 10, in Williams Center, Room 108. The exhibition, reception, and talk are free and open to the public.
January Gallery hours are 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday.
Stonewall describes Paradox as a series that combines “the elements of photojournalism with the juxtaposition of the exhilaration and freedom of dance with social circumstances. As a keen observer of the human drama, I am attempting to draw attention to the significance of each captured moment, encouraging us to look carefully and feel deeply.” Many of the images were taken in Easton and Allentown over the past several years including a series that documents the community’s reaction to the tragic death of a young girl.
Stonewall’s signature work ranges from the performing arts to social justice themes. His passion is as involved when he is shooting photographs for the American Indian College Fund as when he is photographing for other nonprofit organizations. His work has been presented at a private reception at the Louvre Museum in Paris, France, and he is the recipient of an Inspiration grant for research in the healing arts from the International Conference on Phototherapy and Therapeutic Photography in Turku, Finland.
Stonewall holds a B.F.A. in photography from Kansas City Art Institute and an M.A. in studio art from University of Missouri-Kansas City.
He served a number of years as a staff photographer for PPL Corporation in Allentown and Sprint Corporation in Kansas. Since then he has taught courses in Art Appreciation, Fundamentals of Photography, Thinking in Pictures, and Large-Format Photography. Stonewall was commissioned by Lafayette College Art Galleries to document rehearsals and performances of Breach: Left Behind by Philadelphia choreographer Jessica Warchal-King. Warchal-King, in collaboration with visiting artist Alison Saar, created a site-specific dance performed in the College’s Grossman Gallery.
Lafayette is located in Easton, Pennsylvania, on the scenic Delaware River, 72 miles from New York City, and 60 miles from Philadelphia. For more information and gallery hours, visit the art galleries website, galleries.lafayette.edu.
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All lectures and exhibitions are free and open to the public. They are sponsored by Lafayette Art Galleries.
Lafayette College Art Galleries and EPI receive state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
Photo: © Charles Stonewall, When Evening Falls So Hard, 2015–16, digital print, 12.75 “ x 19.875”. Courtesy of the artist.