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The Eclectic Eye of Jim Gambaro
From Friday, July 06, 2018 -  10:00am
To Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 06:00pm
 Contact 413-625-9833 or

Belchertown, MA photographer Jim Gambaro takes the traditional ideas of photography, and digitally expands them into something absolutely unique in The Eclectic Eye of Jim Gambaro, his featured exhibit this summer at Salmon Falls Gallery. The exhibit is a retrospective of Gambaro’s inquiry into what digital photography can offer.

“I have always looked for subjects and lighting that stimulate the child's 'wow' factor in my mind's eye, zeroing in on details small and large, on landscapes both natural and constructed, and on places far and close to home. In other words, on anything and everything that catches my attention. This exhibit spans a dozen years of work, as I move further and further into abstract exploration. My inclination has always been to play with images, to have fun, initially employing minimal and, more recently, considerable computer-aided abstraction with a focus on eye- and mind-stimulating color and compositions.

“The advent of the digital medium as I reached retirement age, opened up whole new realms of exploration. It provided the tools (digital cameras and computers and software) to better communicate what I saw in my mind. Besides appealing to my inner child in search of instant photographic gratification, digital capture has enabled me to work my images ever more freely and fully. I can also revisit earlier work in film through digital scans, getting a second byte of the Apple, so to speak, and discovering new images inside the old. Good times!

“If the images in this exhibit manage to convey some of the pleasure I experienced in their creation, I consider them successful. If viewers enjoy seeing them, but fail to extract some deeper insights or questions regarding the “meaning of it all,” then they are properly tuned to my message.”

Gambaro’s background includes a BA in Art Education, followed by work as a junior high art instructor, journalist, commercial photographer, and news photographer. In his retirement, Jim travels as a fine art photographer with the intention to pass along what he calls, “the simple pleasures of seeing.” Come and check out the world through Jim’s viewfinder. The Eclectic Eye of Jim Gambaro: exhibit from July 6 – August 26; reception for the artist is Saturday, July 21, 3-5pm, with music by Chris Eriquezzo. For more information, or call the gallery at 413.625.9833.

Photo Captions:

Exterior Interior, Digital Photograph by Jim Gambaro

Times Square in Softly Harder Reds, Digital Photograph by Jim Gambaro

Location Salmon Falls Gallery
This event is Free