The art gallery at The MAIN in Old Town Newhall will simultaneously feature two exhibitions titled “Don’t Listen to What They Say! Go See!” by artist Ryan Coursey, and “The Last Stand: Night Photography and Light Painting in the Mojave Desert,” by artist Ron Pinkerton.
“Don’t Listen to What They Say! Go See!” presents photographs from artist Ryan Coursey’s travels. Ryan is a travel and landscape photographer and videographer with over 10 years of Hollywood post-production experience. After working with some of Hollywood’s biggest names on TV, commercial, and animated projects, Ryan decided to form his own business out of Burbank called RYCO.LA, specializing in photography, videography and aerial drone company. A selection of Ryan’s colorful scenic captures will be featured in this exhibit.
“The Last Stand: Night Photography and Light Painting in the Mojave Desert,” by artist Ron Pinkerton features images created by using a technique known as light painting, which involves the use of moonlight and a hand-held flashlight or theater gels. Ron’s images explore the mythology and reality of the desert. Ron explains, “The mythology includes the idea that the desert is a blank canvas, a place of freedom, where one can pursue their dreams…that mythology is not without merit, but it is tempered by the reality of the desert. Life is hard, distances are far, and success is rare.”
The community is invited to a free art reception on Thursday, July 19, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at The MAIN. Guests will enjoy light snacks, music and a chance to meet the artists.