Anne Hunter Galleries Presents Jonah Allen

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Anne Hunter Galleries announces new exhibit
Opening reception for Jonah Allen’s “Pelagic Pattterns” April 6th

Join Anne Hunter and friends Friday, April 6, 2018, from 5PM to 8PM for the opening reception of PELAGIC PATTERNS at 25 Central Square, presenting works by Jonah Allen. To celebrate the opening of the exhibition, Jonah will be giving away a photographic print of his work (13×19″ on Metallic Paper) during the reception. “Pelagic Patterns” is an aerial study of watercourses that examines fleeting moments between water and light. On the surface, this collection is based on the allure of natural fractal phenomena in nature. Yet, on a deeper level, the images explore the concept of duality: chaos vs. order, light vs. dark, anxiety vs. peace, abstract vs. specific, and near vs. far. Further, the series aims to inspire a deep respect for the Earth’s waterways. Ultimately, water is all we have; it facilitates our very existence. It is why we are here on this tiny blue planet. “While trying to accommodate the needs of our rapidly expanding civilizations, we are inherently reshaping the earth and its water, says Allen. “We need to think about the long-term consequences of our affects. Thus, it is my hope that these images will inspire you to not only appreciate our watercourses, but also think about how we can make them last for future generations.” Jonah Allen PELAGIC PATTERNS  is hosted by Anne Hunter Galleries in conjunction with the Seaside First Friday Art Walk. DJ Will Bowers of E-C Disco Techs will bring the sounds – a compilation of tunes that inspire Allen’s work. E-C Disco Techs is a group of emerald coast music selectors spinning only the deepest grooves pulled from the depths of disco, house, and lofi hip-hop. Emerald Coast Wine & Spirits is donating a section of spirits for the evening. Allen’s exhibition will run from April 1 – April 30 at 25 Central Square.

Jonah Allen is an American photographer whose body of work explores his relationship with the surface of the planet. His work revolves around interests in abstraction, environmentalism, color, sacred geometry, and landscape – all of which include hydrological elements. Ultimately, he aims to share and respect the sacred places untouched by mass development in our postmodern world. Allen uses both digital and analogue photographic techniques to reflect on the Earth’s remaining natural landscapes. For more information visit www.annehuntergalleries.com.