Artists in color profiled at the River Gallery this month
Philip Laszlo’s artwork truly embodies the phrase, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” This artist takes vibrant, abstract photographs of trash in landfills to symbolize the forgotten and discarded. His work, along with Algar Dole’s, is on display at the River Gallery’s “Abstracted Beauty” exhibit open through April 30.
Laszlo is a Finnish photographer who beautifies and brings back to life that which has been thrown away. His photos zoomed in on objects to the point that they are not recognized as trash. The focus is instead on the colors and patterns that revitalize the objects. During this exhibit, 100 percent of Laszlo’s net proceeds will benefit Orange Grove Center of Chattanooga.
Algar Dole is a Georgia artist who uses Italian cane glass techniques to produce a vivacious selection of work ranging from functional vessels to ornate sculptural objects. Dole uses bright flourishes of color to create patterns in his glass that are almost mosaic; each is impossible to replicate.
The River Gallery is located at 400 E. Second Street and open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. (423) 265-5033, river-gallery.com