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Photo show explores motion and color

Posted on May 3, 2022

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Bill Jordan explores color in the photography exhibit "Unseen Wilson: Motion and Color." Philip "Dutch" Bagley explores motion.

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Bill Jordan explores color in the photography exhibit "Unseen Wilson: Motion and Color." Philip "Dutch" Bagley explores motion.

Two photographers will share gallery space May 4-28 at the Eyes on Main Street Gallery. The show is titled “Unseen Wilson: Motion and Color.”

Philip “Dutch” Bagley started photographing for pleasure in the 1970s with large format cameras. 

“In 2014 I joined my first camera club, which evolved into becoming a member of five clubs and associations,” he said in an artist statement. “I frequently enter many local and national competitions and have been honored with many awards and exhibit opportunities from them.

“I also make photographic presentations to local clubs about my photographic style and processes,” he said.

Bagley visited William “Bill” Jordan’s hometown of Wilson in 2018 and made motion images at the Vollis SimpsonWhirligig Park. Jordan’s work is also in the show.

“When I returned home to Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, and mentioned to Dad that I was in Wilson, he laughed and smiled, and reminded me again of the ‘love of his life’ during World War II.

“These images taken in Wilson will reflect my remembrance of the stories told by my father and the letters found after his death about his love for a woman, who in the end rejected his love and eventually moved to Wilson to teach in school for the last five years of her life in Wilson, North Carolina.”

While Bagley speaks of motion, Jordan talks of color in his artist statement.

“By assigning visible colors to the reflected infrared light, I recreate the seen world by adding the unseen world to it,” Jordan said. 

“New contrasts, additional details and rich textures emerge from familiar scenes and objects.”

The Eyes on Main Street Gallery is located at 126-128 Goldsboro St. The gallery is open noon to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. on Fridays.

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