New Visions will host the Northeast Photography Club’s juried summer photography exhibit. The photographs will be on display from First Friday, August 5th until August 30th.
In September, “Odysseys”, a photography exhibit by local photographer Niko Kallianiotis will be at New Visions Studio & Gallery. Exhibit dates: September 2-30, Opening reception Friday Sept. 2nd 6-10pm (opening in conjunction with First Friday Scranton, free downtown-wide art walk). Refreshments will be served – come meet and greet with the artist.
“Odysseys” is a collection of black and white photographs taken both locally in Lackawanna County and in Greece, Kallianiotis’s birthplace. Taken from Kallianiotis’s artist statement about his work, “my art is both representation and interpretation of life.. Because of my hybrid background I can look at the world from two different perspectives, thus heightening my sensibilities whether visual or social. One of my fascinations is the current global economic crisis and the ways it manifest itself in people lives. Street life in America has always captured my attention and its a working project in juxtaposition to street life in Greece. As an artist I try to preserve the outsiders eye when I record the habits, traditions, facial characteristics of people unrelated to each but with intimate unspoken connections. I will continue to learn with humility, open to unexplored visual possibilities, and to study my surroundings and the people who populate them.”
Kallianiotis is currently working towards his M.F.A in Photography and received his B.F.A in Photography from Marywood University in 2002. He has worked as a photojournalist for publications such as The Times Leader and The New York Times and instructed at Luzerne County Community College.