PHOTOGRAPHER PAUL SISSON FOCUSES ON THE LESSER KNOWN BEAUTY OF THE WEST

Mar 17, 2016 by Anne Bradley

On Friday, April 8 from 5:30-7PM, Center for the Arts will host an opening reception for Colorado-based photographer Paul Sisson’s exhibition Not So Far from Here in The Center Theater Gallery. Not So Far From Here is a unique photographic portrait of the Western American landscape. The images seek beauty in non-traditional places, show a crumbling rural culture, and find humor in simple and subtle ways. Sisson’s project emphasizes the journey, rather than the destination, and explores the things that can be found by slowing down and taking in the world that lies beyond the tunnel vision that so often dominates our daily lives.

Over the last several years, Sisson has been collecting these scenes during open-ended, unplanned road trips throughout Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, New Mexico, Montana, South Dakota, Utah, and Kansas. With an emphasis and enjoyment for the process, Not So Far From Here is a thoughtful look at life on the open road.

MEET THE ARTIST

The community is invited to meet Paul Sisson and hear about the creation of Not So Far From Here during a casual lunchtime talk on Thursday, April 7 at 12PM in The Center Theater Gallery, which is located on the west side of The Center Theater Lobby. The gallery is open to the public during The Center’s regular business hours Monday-Saturday 8AM-9PM and Sunday 9AM-7PM. Sisson’s exhibition will be on display until May 16, 2016. The Center Theater Gallery is located at The Center at 265 S Cache Street in Jackson.