Solo Gallery Exhibit June 2020

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“Apparition” by Hillary Raimo

This photograph titled “Apparition” was taken at Ruby Falls in Tennessee. It is the largest underground waterfall in North America. I was on a road trip from New York to the deep south of Louisiana in the middle of August.

To say it was hot was an understatement. Yet somehow the humidity was refreshing. I am excited to announce that for the first time, “Apparition” will be on public display in my first solo gallery exhibit in Johnstown, Pennsylvania with an opening reception Friday June 19th. More formal details coming soon.

Among other work to be included, will be work from my Inner Earth series. A collection of images from visiting the Masterpieces of the Earth collection, the worlds largest mineral collection to size, in 2017 and 2019. That included some crystal specimens as large as cars. I focused on the close up crystalline landscapes and created abstract photographs from them. Hoping to invite the viewer in closer to see what is to be seen. These micro landscapes hold the ancient earth resonance. Some images from this series, taken over the course of two years, were featured in the 41st Photography Regional at Collar Works Gallery in Troy, NY and in the 2019 Photography Open at the prestigious Salmagundi Club in New York. My journey through this series was one of transformation and growth. I will be showing never before seen images from this collection in June.

Also to be included, are works from my 2014 Gods of Nature collection. A project dedicated to a living experiential hypothesis that includes human love, meditation and nature. From 2014- 2016, I organized global group meditations where participants found a spot in nature, meditated on their own idea of love and documented their experiences in some art form. These Gods of Nature images hold the memory and power of these Love Breathe for Earth moments. The project was blessed by his holiness the Dalai Lama in May 2014.

Earth, nature, crystalline energy, ancient consciousness, meditation from the heart, empowered by nature, celebrated in life and color. Come see some of my most precious life moments, projects and artistic legacy.

Special thanks to Marcene Glover Studios and Gallery for sponsoring my artist in residence this summer and hosting my solo exhibit.

What I Learned This Fall by Hillary Raimo

This fall was a productive season for me. Traveling to the high peaks of the Adirondacks to study with the Adirondack Photography Institute, to the Pacific Northwest and Olympic National Park to the beautiful charming coast of Maine. The changing colors of the leaves made the journey even more spectacular with a display worthy of any artists greatest feat. Losing my father this year has made me very mindful of where I put my time and energy. Loss is a fertile ingredient for creative transmutation. I have learned and quickened more this year than any other. I have produced three new bodies of work from my travels this fall: Inner Earth SeriesAdirondack Series and the Coastal Maine Series.

Coming in 2020, I have been invited to be the artist in residence for the grand opening of the Art Adventure Loft and Gallery on 7 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. I will be spending the winter producing work for this solo exhibit in June, and I will be living in the artists loft for almost 3 weeks next summer. Special thanks to Marcene Glover Studios for sponsoring me. I look forward to expanding my comfort zones and picking up the paint brush again.

This past October I traveled to the Pacific Northwest to photograph the Masterpieces of the Earth Collection, the worlds largest mineral collection to size in the world. Privately owned by Richard Berger, this collection has produced acquisitions for the Smithsonian, The Museum of Natural History, and many more well known venues. These giant crystals are equivalent to ancient mineral elders and when in their presence it is easy to feel humble.

On location in York Maine most recently, working with Ed Fritz and the Schenectady Photographic Society, I toured the area for the first time. Charmed by the iconic coast it was easy to find great things to shoot, and my fellow travelers made it fun to relate to each others perspective and eye. I can’t think of much else better then musing with other artists and sharing experiences and adventures.

This winter promises solitude, quiet and a cleaned out studio! As I prepare for next year and two solo gallery exhibits, I pull back on some other manifestations in order to make room for some concentrated focused love.

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Nubble Lighthouse, York Maine Hillary Raimo 2019

 

 

 

Salmagundi Club 2019 Photography Open FORMATION by Hillary Raimo

“Without being able to source the core imagination of the earth as the seed crystals of vision, human creativity would be so diminished. Trying to imagine a rhinocerus or a tree frog or a sequoia or a drop of dew or a blazing sun or a liquid cloud morphing from a bunny rabbit to an angel to a thunderhead spewing flames… and being able to riff off those myriad experiences and forms without their templates previously existing in the world, it would melt the human mind to even begin to come up with this stuff. The earth, and nature, are the training wheels of our imagination.” – Richard Berger, Owner Masterpieces of the Earth Collection 

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My photograph FORMATION is on show at the 2019 Photography Open Exhibitions at the Salmagundi Club in Manhattan New York through August 2nd. This photograph of the Fountainebleu Concretions from the Masterpieces of the Earth Collection will reside in the private collection of owner Richard Berger after its presentation at Salmagundi.

The world needs positive images of the Earth right now. Reminders of the beauty that is all around us, and the hope that comes with it.

Chosen from 400+ submissions the photographs in the Open represent the talent of both famous well known photographers, as well as those up and coming in their craft.

Read more about Hillary’s adventures with The Masterpieces of the Earth Collection

Royal Society of American Art Summer Invitational Exhibit Ruin at The Royal

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On view July 12th – August 23rd by appointment only
email gallery@rsoaa.com

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OPENING: FRIDAY, JULY 12TH 7:00 – 9:00PM
Artists Exhibiting in RUIN at The Royal Friday July 12th, 2019:
Paul Brainard | Ryan Frank | Sarah Fuhrman | Jude Griebel | Jen Hitchings | Caitlin McCormack | Seren Morey | Miller Opie | Taisiya Naumovich | Laini Nemett | Anna Ortiz | Hillary Raimo | Lauren Silberman | Keith Sirchio | Jeanne Tremel | Virginia Wagner

 

Hillary Raimo Plaxall Gallery NYC Welcome to the Multiverse

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Welcome to the Multiverse 
Curated by Janet Rutkowski
June 19th – July 21st Plaxall Gallery Queens, New York

In collaboration with the Plaxall Gallery & Long Island City Artists (LiC-A) in Long Island City, NY, LiC-A member Janet Rutkowski presents Welcome to the Multiverse,
a fine art exhibition exploring the illusion of perception, parallel universes, and the surreal nature of reality viewed through the awe-inspired lens of theoretical physics. This diverse group of artists create their view of these realities through a wide range of styles and materials.

Hillary Raimo’s “Time Acceleration” has altered the medium of photography into a mesmerizing liquid of unknown origin.” – Janet Rutkowski, Curator

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Greatly inspired by Quantum Physicist Tom Campbell’s My Big Theory of Everything (MBT), Hillary’s perspective on consciousness, quantum physics, creative energy, art and how that all works together has changed. She hopes to capture a telepathic moment between the observer and the creator in her work. Time Acceleration offers a multi-dimensional experience of the past, present and future co-existing simultaneously. It gives a glimpse of the eternal conflict of dark and light. It offers resolution of dualistic misconceptions, and bends the medium of photography into a tool for looking directly into the multiverses that coexist everywhere.

 

 

The Multiverse, a place where all things merge,
meaning subsides, fate fades into..
something else.
Consequential momentum bends space,
time follows.
Gravity pulls speeding lights in.
Warden.
Orbs of perspective float hopeful to meet something that will penetrate
massive knowledge of the universes it has seen, come and gone.
Warp speed is not always a choice.
Creative energy is life.
So many ways to see.
I hope to capture that in this piece of work.
Time bending, shape shifting, primordial mix of dark and light.

– Hillary Raimo

 

UPCOMING EXHIBITS:

2019 Photography Open Salmagundi Club
47 5th Ave, New York, NY 10003
On view lower galleries July 15th – August 2nd
Opening reception Friday July 26th 6-9pm
Website

Ireland The Diaries, Opens April 8th 2019

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Standing on the cliffs of the far northern sea, I whispered in the winds, all the secrets that be. The wind replied, and the sea sang a song. The grasses all bowed their heads.”

Ireland, The Diaries will feature images from my adventures in the far north of the green lands of mythical rhymes and delicate flower.

It will include a preview of select images that will be going on exhibit at the Irish Heritage Museum later this year.

Pop up gallery event / Uncommon Grounds
Albany New York,  April 8th – 30th 2019
Select work will be available for sale

“Dreamscape” Ponderings & Photograph on Exhibit Arlene’s Atelier – Albany, NY

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I am delighted to announce my photograph “Dreamscape” has been selected for exhibit at the upcoming Juried Student Art Show at Arlene’s Atelier in Albany, New York for the month of November.

Arlene Clement, founder of Arlene’s, will be the juror and select the winners. She has done amazing things for the local art community. Thank you to my teachers at Arlene’s  Kevin Kuhne, Jessica Hyatt and Ali Herrmann.

The winners will be announced and awarded the prizes at the Artist Reception on Thursday, November 1st, from 5:30 to 7:30pm.

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Artist Thoughts by Hillary Raimo

In today’s world it is important to love one another, no matter what. The now is simply a lucid dream going your way. Learn to step outside that boundary you dread. That courage will give you strength.

The artistic process is a necessary one.

The arts have been defunded in just about every public school across our country. No matter what your political stance, how you allow this process to be expressed depends on your ability to know it. Imagine the loss of it completely and how that would change everything.

Teachers are everywhere. Lots of students. It is crucial to know how to be both and how to respect both in others.

I seek to align my creative energy with the empowerment of the arts. Supporting local art in our communities is vital to keeping the sacred divine feminine & masculine energy alive and well in all living things.

Just some thoughts of mine…

Dreamscapes differ for everyone.
Painted only by the colors of our hopes & fears.

 

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Upcoming Events:

Thursday October 18th 6:45pm BAA Monthly Meeting, presenter Peg Foley

Saturday October 27th 3pm Skytop Lounge (39th Fl), New Life Expo, Hotel New Yorker