Exhibit: "The World in Monochrome"

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[May 6 - June 12, 2011], Orange Hall Gallery Loft, SUNY Orange, Middletown NY

A selection of artistic photographs by Artur Charukhchyan.

"We percieve our world in color. What would it look like if the colors were drained? Witness the stark and striking beauty of monochrome in this collection of artistic photograhic works by Artur Charukhchyan"

Venue Information

Orange Hall Gallery Loft
SUNY Orange
115 South Street
Middletown, NY 10940

Get the directions to the SUNY Orange Middletown Campus.
Orange Hall is building OH on the campus map. Park in parking lot #1 (blue triangle on the map)

Gallery hours

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Please join me at the reception held from 1 to 4 pm on Sunday, May 15, 2011 for an afternoon of art, music and refreshments..

Pianist: Judith Hosmer Garrett

You do not need to RSVP. Please feel free to bring your loved ones and friends.

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Monochrome Explained

I always take photographs in color. It is when I review them on the computer monitor that I may realize how much more dramatic a particular photograph would appear if its colors were "drained". I will then digitally process the photograph to desaturate it of its natural colors and make it black & white. The range of colors in black and white images are not, however, limited to the black and white colors only, but also include shades of gray making them "grayscale". Sometimes I will use another color combination - shades of red instead of gray, for example - in order to make the photograph even more poignant. I wanted to include these in this exhibit as well, hence "monochrome" rather than simply "black & white". Generally speaking, a monochromatic image has colors in shades of limited colors or hues.

This is the definition of "monochrome" from Wikipedia.

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Poem: "The World in Monochrome"

This poem mentiones some of the locations that will be features in the exhibit.

"The World in Monochrome" by Artur Charukhchyan

Central Park in winter gloom cast a veil of melancholy
Morrison adorned by snow in its true majestic glory
Eiffel calls around noon for a chic Parisian stroll
Pop in Louvre, D'Orsay, Versailles: brighten up my stormy soul

Old and new in unison, Lisbon sports without worry
Otherworldly, picturesque, “Out West” impresses wholly
August heat engulfs Japan carrying cicadas' song
Rushing dreams of Montreal, cooler days for which I long

Vivid glimpses in my mind flash in series, never boring
Captured scenes in dark and light, recollections ever soaring
Drama stirs texture and grit. Shapes freeze, emotions foam
On the journey of my life through the World in Monochrome

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Collage of photos

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Past Events

Exhibit: "Photography Watered-Down", May 7 - June 14, 2009