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April 4, 2013

iPhoneography to be featured at gallery

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Cherry Branch Gallery will present Vicki Whicker’s iPhotography- Dunga Brook Diary: A Year of Seeing Differently. 

An opening reception will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. for the central New Yourk artist on Saturday and the gallery will feature her collection during the For month of April.

“The Cherry Branch Gallery is tremendously pleased to represent Vicki Whicker and her iPhoneography. Whicker demonstrates a mastery of this genre through wit, heart, critical awareness, style, technique and an infectious appreciation of her subject matter. Looking doesn’t have to get any better than this.” Kristen Henderson,” director of the Cherry Branch Gallery said in a media release.

In 2011, Vicki Whicker left Los Angeles for central New York to renovate an 1820’s farmhouse that she found on Facebook and purchased, sight unseen. The rundown property, she would later learn, was named “Dunga Brook,” a once thriving dairy farm spanning over 2,000 acres in Otsego County. While waiting for renovations, Whicker explored Otsego County using her iPhone to capture the world above and below her feet

“iPhoneography as a mobile method for making art and as a creative movement was exploding around the world while I was stalking the flora and fauna of my new home. Coming from LA, I was in a paradise- the lush trees, the long country roads lined with Queen Anne’s Lace big as pie plates, the crimson and gold fall leaves, those first pristine snow flakes. The more I shot, the more I saw; the more I saw, the more I wanted to see. By the time my house was done, six months had passed and I had produced over 20,000 images ... through the lens of my iPhone I fell completely in love with central New York,” Whicker said in the release.

Dunga Brook Diary: A Year of Seeing Differently, is Whicker’s first iPhoneography exhibit and features her 8”x8” limited edition images printed directly on metal.

Schedule of events:

April 6, 5-9 p.m.: Opening reception with live jazz from 5 to 7 p.m. (pre-sales noon to 4 p.m.)

April 14, 3-5 p.m.: Seeing Differently: Intro to iPhoneography Workshop with Vicki Whicker. $40. fee / Llmited to 20 spaces.

April 20, 5 to 9 p.m.: Wine & Sweets, Poetry Reading with Los Angeles Poets and Writers Collective members, Vicki Whicker, Leslie Berliant and Chris Shearer

April 27, 6 to 9 p.m.: Closing party – sales close at 9 p.m.