The Chamber Gallery in Carbondale will present “The Evolution of a Photographer — The Works of Cindy Pearl,” from Saturday, May 18, through the end of June. The opening reception will be Saturday, May 18, 7-9 p.m. at The Chamber Gallery in the Greater Carbondale Chamber of Commerce Building, 27 N. Main St. in Carbondale. Live entertainment will be provided by vocalist and musician Sandra Anderson. Refreshments will be offered. Admission is free,
“The Evolution of a Photographer — The Works of Cindy Pearl” is a visual exposition of one woman’s stylistic growth and deepening, through the passage of the lens, from classical nature capture, to the artistry of fine art impressionist photographs and her own unique method of abstraction, creating images of the flora and fauna in our area. Presently, Pearl is turning her camera to the realm of environmental photography.
“In this exhibit, the viewer will have the enriching experience of bearing witness to the emotional ‘feeling’ conveyed in the discovery of new and unexplored worlds, magically brought into our purview, and revealed through the observant eye and aesthetics of a gifted and devoted photographer,” said Ruthanne Jones, director of the Chamber Gallery. “Cindy Pearl’s photography possesses an immediate emotional impact, of wonder, mystery and atmosphere inherent within the natural world.”
Pearl will continue to expand her environmental photography focusing on the culm banks, abandoned mines and acid mine waste that present hazards to the ecosystem. The mission is to raise awareness of environmental issues by documenting, through photographs, the need to restore Pennsylvania’s rich history and reputation of natural beauty.
“Photography changed me,” Pearl said. “It can change the world. It has. Think about the iconic images of Matthew Brady that exposed the realities of the Civil War to our nation. And the landscapes by Ansel Adams helped to expand our National Park Service and took photography from the documentary to artistic level. You could be that photographer. You could change the world.”
For more information visit the Chamber Gallery home page on Facebook. The Chamber Gallery is free and open to the public on weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.