Artists Walk The Path

The New Haven Indpenendent- "The view of a mountain in Sichuan, China is breathtaking, though not for the usual reasons. Photographer Roy Money doesn’t train his camera on the usual kind of tourist pictures — the highest peak, the widest vista, the prettiest temple. Instead, he has an eye for the beauty in the details, the shape of the land, a mat of vegetation, curls of fog. Pictures of famous vistas might make us want to go there. Pictures like Money’s might give us more of a sense of what it’s like to already be there.The image is one of many in ​“Mountains and Rivers” — running now with William Butcher’s ​“The Portal Series/Expanding Visions” at Kehler Liddell Gallery on Whalley Avenue in Westville through March 10 — that show Money’s eye for foreign landscapes, and the ways the dazzle of the new doesn’t make his inner compass go astray. Money ​“borrows a phrase from traditional Chinese landscape painting, ​‘mountains and rivers,’ which refers to the totality of nature.” Money explains that the photographs are the result of several trips to China, a place with which he developed an affinity. His ​“first trip to China inspired his return to photography 15 years ago and then subsequent trips as well...” Click HERE to comment and read full article.

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