3/16/2009 - JHG featured in The Deep South Jewish Voice
Alabama’s only exclusive photography art gallery – Birmingham’s
Jennifer Hunt Gallery in the Cahaba Plaza 280 – continues to focus on
photo art that “lens” itself to the place’s unique style.
Opened in August of 2007, the gallery continues to provide a spotlight
for talented emerging as well as established photo artists across the
region and nation. “It is fun to see how today (as compared to when the
gallery first opened) there is more of an understanding and appreciation
of fine photographic art.
Hunt said the gallery happily assists customers – from the beginning to
seasoned collector – in adding the ideal pieces to their collections.
“We have an extensive inventory at all price points and we can even help
people to locate work by an artist even if it is not currently found in
the gallery’s inventory,” she said.
The themes of works featured at the gallery since its opening varies and
remains constantly dynamic. Photo artworks are color as well as black
and white. Several artists mix mediums and show the diversity that is
the world of photo art.
Along those lines in August, the Jennifer Hunt Gallery will feature its
first show with non-photographic art coming up this August – “Seeing is
Believing.” The show will feature regional, national and international
artists providing photo-realism works. The show’s curator will be
experienced art evaluator John David Conley, who is also a member of the
Birmingham Jewish community and works with Miller Communications.
In the fall of 2008, Jennifer Hunt Gallery featured shows by two Alabama
legends – writer/photographer/storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham (from
Selma) and photographer Charles Moore (from the Quad Cities area of
Alabama). Moore’s photos documenting the Civil Rights struggles in the
South gained fame internationally in Life magazine.
“They say a picture is worth a thousand words and their photographs tell
such incredible stories of pain, triumph, overcoming and culture in the
South,” said Hunt. “Kathryn and Charles love Alabama. They are proud to
be from here and to share their experiences with those in the region.”
Speaking of region, through the second week of April the gallery
features the photo art works of Richard Sexton, who hails from Georgia
but now resides in New Orleans. His current show at the Jennifer Hunt
Gallery consists primarily of current photographs of older
structures/sites in New Orleans as well as other spots in Louisiana,
telling stories about the region’s past.
Hunt also said the gallery space is available to rent for special
Simchas and other private events. It can accommodate up to 75 people for
a stand-up function or 25 for sit-down.
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