Photographer Nicholas Torsell majored in literature at the University at Buffalo, but has always been looking for things in pictures; from old movies, television, to alongside the road. As he puts it, “Photos gave me a way to compose the world into something more manageable.”
This exhibit is from a trip Torsell took in October through west Texas and New Mexico – “These photos were made from a car looking for a patch of dirt on the side of the road to park. I pick up my camera wrapped in an old t-shirt and look for the thing I thought I saw from the car. Usually it’s an emptiness, a potential for something new or imagined to happen in that space. My photos share, if anything, that sense of potential.”
Opening Reception, Thursday, January 12, 6-8pm at the Olean Public Library Art Gallery. Reception sponsored by Friends of the Library.
The Library gallery programs are funded in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Olean Public Library and the Cattaraugus County Arts Council. OPL Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday 9am to 9pm; Friday 9am to 6pm; Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 1-4pm.
This exhibit runs through February 17, 2017.