“LIFE IS A JOURNEY, NOT A DESTINATION” Two photographers delve into life’s interiors

June 1 – July 2, 2017: Kehler Liddell Gallery presents two new exhibitions of photography: Hank Paper’s, “How You Travel Is Your Destination,” and Matt Garrett’s, “Signs of Life Continue,” with an opening reception, as part of Westville’s monthly Second Saturday events, on June 10th, 2017, 3pm-6pm, featuring a pre-party artist talk @ 2:30pm.

Hank Paper – a street photographer whose goal is “to capture what escapes notice” – states this exhibition “presents a detour from the usual photo travel essay.” Paper sees more meaning in the act of travel versus the destination: “It is the journey … that defines who we are and how we find meaning as we wander through the world. … Perhaps all our voyages are simply journeys into our own interior.”

Simultaneously, Matt Garrett’s work offers the viewer a glimpse of one man’s experience of life. Garrett – a photographer who captures “life as it unfolds” – says his most recent body of work is a collection of moments: “Does the work add-up to a treatise on modern life? No. Is it a comprehensive document of my own life? No. Does it create an incomplete, but compelling, sketch of my life? Yes.”

Hank Paper is an award-winning photographer, who has documented contemporary culture and society worldwide. His many solo exhibition venues have included: the African American Museum in Philadelphia; Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel; the High Point Museum in North Carolina; The Jewish Museum of New Jersey and The Harlem School of the Arts in New York. A resident of Hamden, Paper is the founder of Best Video. www.hankpaper.com

Matt Garrett is a founding member of Kehler Liddell Gallery and the Photo Arts Collective. His work has been exhibited extensively. He lives in Hamden, CT with his wife and son and is the Director of Communications and Web Operations at the Yale School of Forestry.