The Chamber Gallery, located in the historic Dime Bank Building, now known as The Greater Carbondale Chamber of Commerce Building, 27 N. Main St., has announced the opening of its spring exhibit titled, “The Windows of the Soul – Through the Eyes of Photographers Nancy Hendrickson, J.R. Regelesky and John Budash.”
The opening reception will be Saturday, April 7, 7 to 9 p.m. with entertainment by singer Sandra Anderson. Refreshments will be served and the event is free and open to the public.
“Henri Cartier Bresson, the famed French photographer, wrote in his book ‘The Mind’s Eye’ that ‘To photograph is to hold one’s breath when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It’s at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy,’” said Ruthanne Jones, the gallery’s director. “In the exhibition, the three photographers capture truth and reflect their own soul within this collection.”
“Hendrickson, Regelesky and Budash, all possess an innate artistic gift which is exceptional. It is a beautiful show of both color and black and white photographic wonder of the gifts captured by these talented photographers.”
“There is so much that goes unnoticed in everyday life that is easy to overlook,” Hendrickson said. “When I am composing a shot, there has to be an inspiration, something that sparks the creative part of my brain to capture the moment.”
To J.R. Regelesky, “Touching another human’s heart is more rewarding than anything else in this world. I enjoy what I see through my eyes.”
John Budash has lived in Carbondale for 30 years and studied the process of darkroom photography. All of Budash’s images in the collection were from his original negatives but printed digitally.
“I recently went back to the place where I photographed the bricked-in window which is in the show,” Budash said. “It is now covered in aluminum siding. Something rustic and uniquely interesting has now been made common and very uninteresting — just ordinary. Change is always happening.”
Visit “The Chamber Gallery” Facebook page for more information and to see examples of the work.