Parallel Perspectives: The Brush/Lens Collaboration Artists’ Discussion and Book Signing

Art League of Long Island

May. 14, 2022, 03:00 pm

107 East Deer Park Road
PHONE 631-462-5400

Meet two local artists who’ve been featured in numerous exhibitions and news articles on their endearing collaboration highlighting the parallels between their artistic approaches to their art forms. Photo-liminalist Holly Gordon and Painter Ward Hooper found that they share an uncanny artistic sensibility in their body of work, prompting a series of exhibitions to be shown throughout Long Island, the first of which was shown at the Art League in August 2015. They are back at the Art League with an artists’ discussion and book signing of their book that shares the title of this exhibition, “Parallel Perspectives: The Brush/Lens Collaboration”, which takes place on Saturday, May 14, 2022 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. Their artwork is on display in the Art League’s Strolling Gallery May 5 through May 27.

The book itself provides the backstory on the artwork on display in the Strolling Gallery as noted on Holly’s website: “This contemporary love story between painter and photographer is synergized by creativity, connects with the past, inspires the present and transforms photography into the future. After decades of creating independently, social media brought Holly Gordon and Ward Hooper together. They immediately saw parallels in their creative processes and execution; but it was the discovery that they were inadvertently inspired by the same landscapes as Arthur Dove and Helen Torr, two early 20th century artists, that turns this dynamic collaborative pairing into a time traveler tale that is all true.”

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The Strolling Gallery is open to the public, free of charge, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 8pm and Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 3pm. The Art League of Long Island, located at 107 East Deer Park Road in Dix Hills, is a not-for-profit visual arts organization serving Long Islanders since 1955. Learn more about the Art League at

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