“Parallel Abstractions” presents two on-going related bodies of abstract close-up photography, of the same subject – deteriorated paint on hulls of sailboats in outdoor winter storage - but using two very different techniques, with very different results. 

The first, “Painted By The Elements”, is made with single close-up photographs composed to render intentional works, some resembling landscape scenes, some emotional feelings, and others simply shape, color and texture. It has been widely exhibited.

The second is a new body of work, “Abstract Multiplicities”, which evolved from the first but uses in-camera multiple exposure to take two or three images of the subject, all of which merge upon shooting into a single pre-planned intentional composition.  

“Parallel Abstractions” opens a door to the viewer to find their own interpretation or reaction to each work.  In that sense, they invite a dialogue, spoken or silent, between photographer and viewer.

        "Paralell Abstractions"

​                     Carl Rubino

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11 Woodruff St, Saranac Lake, N.Y. 12983


NorthWind Fine Arts was established in May 2011 as a cooperative gallery by a group of eight Saranac Lake area artists.
In October of 2013, the group decided to move to its new larger location, 11 Woodruff Street,
while at the same time becoming 12 members strong.
We offer a rich and varied selection of original art in a wide range of media.

NWFA continues to search out fellow artists looking to participate in the daily workings of the gallery while offering a professional and welcoming setting to showcase their artwork.

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