Gene Parulis opens photo exhibit at Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts

Gene Parulis opens photo exhibit at Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts

BRATTLEBORO — Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main St., presents “Gene Parulis: Visions and Explorations,” with an artist's opening reception Saturday, March 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibit continues through April 14 and an Artist Talk is scheduled for March 23, 5 p.m.

Parulis has been absorbed in photographing the world for 50 years, and his passion for photography is central to his teaching and traveling. He has taught in diverse places from a mountain village in Algeria to Kuwait University, from California to Vermont.

He has exhibited in galleries in the U.S. and Europe, and has worked closely with writers, illustrating themes relating to spirituality and personal and professional development.

Included among his collaborations are The Twelve Steps of Forgiveness and The Wisdom of the Self by Paul Ferrini, Teaching as a Meditative Practice by Lauren Alderfer and, most recently, The Meditative Gardener by Cheryl Wilfong, winner of several Small Press awards.

According to a news release, Parulis' latest work shows his continued fascination with digitally manipulated imagery: “Through city or deep wood, locally or abroad, Parulis leads us into places of stunning beauty and clarity, but he uses the always exquisite details to serve his restless and relentless quest to heighten or magnify mystery, mood and movement.

“He repeats, splits apart, stretches, reverses, and then reconfigures objects and spaces. But whether subtly shifted or acutely altered, Parulis' newly crafted worlds are totally credible as places we have - or would like to - visit and explore.”

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