Art at the Co-op

Art at the Co-op will welcome Joseph Pallen as artist of the month in November, with an opening during the evening of Friday, November 10, from 5:00-6:30 pm.

Joseph is an excellent local photographer. Living in Moscow, he received a BFA from the University of Idaho in 1996, after leaving a career in the semi-conductor industry. He has made his career as a professional photographer at the university, also using his art form in his personal creative work. He has shown his photography at a number of establishments in the area.

Each show has been different. One show was titled “Moscow Cityscapes”, and another “Lost and Found”. Most recently he had a show that was untitled and this has led him further in his quest for creative photography.

As Joseph himself writes, “A number of the images in this show are images I've taken in that new direction. The objective of this work is to go beyond the object itself in order to evoke a “feeling”, “connection” or an “idea”. The feeling, connection or idea I experience is in the moment the photograph is taken. A viewer of the image would not necessarily experience the same feeling, connection or idea, but rather their own experience that comes the moment they see the image.

“Not all of my works in this showing are photographs taken with this intention. Some are landscapes, sunscapes, moonscapes and nature. These are common scenes and objects not taken within the framework I've mentioned above. My objective in these photographs is to create a sense of the beauty and wonder whether out among the mountains and oceans or in the city.”

I feel sure you will all enjoy Joseph's art as much as I do. The show will continue through Wednesday, December 6.