Carl Chiarenza's luminous, dreamscape photographs are the result of meticulously pieced collages, which the artist lights and shoots in his studio. He works in all scales, but for some of his most engaging art he has enlarged the image so that viewers lose themselves in the numinous inner realms he is so adept at creating. Though abstract, the work often suggest elements of landscapes and figures in space. On Friday, September 4, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., ARTISANworks (565 Blossom Road, Suite L) will host an opening reception for "Carl Chiarenza: Large Scale Prints."
The show will remain on view through January 2, 2016. ARTISANworks is open to the public Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m., or by appointment. Admission is $12, $8 for seniors and students, and free to members and children ages 5 and younger. For more information, call 288-7170 or visit artisanworks.net.
Before the opening, Chiarenza will give an illustrated lecture about his 60-plus years of involvement with photography on Thursday, September 3, at 6 p.m. at George Eastman House (900 East Avenue). Admission to the talk is $6, $3 for students, and free to Eastman House or Artisan Works members. For more information, call 271-3361 or visit eastmanhouse.org.