Gallery 50, Inc.
February 5 - 28, 2014
Friday, February 7, 2014, 6 – 9 PM
Inspira Health Network/ Regional Diagnostic Imaging
"Through the Eyes of a Traveler"
Lithographs and Watercolors
Photo: California by Doug Convente
Keen observation – it is what separates those that merely exist in the world from those that fully experience it. A crowd of people riding a tram car, traffic on a bridge at twilight, a couple embraced hand-in-hand on a Sunday morning bike ride; every day we are surrounded by moments like these, but for the vast majority of us we cast them away as static noise muddling our dynamic lives. What defines the photographer is the ability to capture and integrate a message from that static noise, to make central what is peripheral to so many of us.
Throughout his 35 year career as a long-haul truck driver, Doug Convente has had limitless opportunity to capture and reveal this hidden world that surrounds us. Doug’s travels have taken him to 49 of 50 states and numerous countries across the globe, from which he has compiled an extensive portfolio. Among the photographs on display are portraits that capture the eerie calm of abandonment, the rush of urban living, and the congruity of the human experience. Every locale that Doug has visited throughout his travels emanates a uniqueness that is brought to life one photograph at a time. And although each individual photograph Doug has captured can stand alone, together they tell the story of a man whose enlightened eye brings forth significance from our boundaries.
This is Doug’s work.
This is “Through the Eyes of a Traveler.”