Gallery North welcomes former member Tom Saknit, creator of Redacted Photography™ as he presents his latest suite, “Mediterranean Memories: Lands Connected By The Sea.”
While most might think of the sea as a dividing factor, isolating cultures from one another, the Mediterranean is an example of water as a cultural bridge. The seafaring peoples of the Med have exchanged goods, ideas, and inspiration for millennia. Each port city from Spain, through Italy and into Greece shows influence from cultures beyond the flowing horizon.
Whether you have traveled the cities celebrated in this show, visited them virtually, or imagined their stony streets, you will be inspired by the iconic beauty and old-world charm that captivate so many hearts. Photographer Tom Saknit’s trademark approach to highlighting subject while removing visual noise from his images reminds us of the impact of distilled memories, and the poignance of details lost. His photographs invite us to linger, entering into an on-going dialogue with each image, where the viewer recalls, imagines, and replaces the lost spaces that punctuate each canvas.
“Mediterranean Memories” opens November 1 through November 30. A Reception will be held Saturday, November 11 from 2-5 pm where you can meet artists, enjoy light refreshments, and view this remarkable display. ArtWalk will be Thursday, November 16 from 5-8 pm. Please stop by for a visit to see this unique show any time throughout the month.