PhoPa Gallery will present “Seeing Through,” a juried show featuring photographic work by 13 Maine-based photographers age 30 and younger, Jan. 6 through Feb. 13. An opening reception will be held Thursday, Jan. 14, from 5 to 7 p.m., free and open to the public.

“Seeing Through” features selected work by photographers in the early phases of their artistic careers. The exhibition contains a range of photographic styles, from black-and-white portraiture to geometric urban landscapes to quiet moments captured in Polaroid.

Work on view will include Justin Levesque’s dynamic images captured on a trade ship from Portland to Iceland; Gabriella Sturchio’s ethereal studies of identity, color and light; and S. B. Walker’s powerful and idiosyncratic portraits of residents of the Walden Pond region, to name just a few. While approaching the medium from a variety of perspectives, these photographers share a talent for capturing the oddities and intricacies of the human experience: feelings of isolation and disconnect; explorations of both physical and psychological worlds; and a systematic search for answers.

Photographers showcased are Penn Chan, Roxanne Cottongame, Vivian Ewing, Greta Grant, Dylan Hausthor, Justin Levesque, Zachary Miller, Jasper Muse, Martha Schnee, Tristan Stamm, Gabriella Sturchio, Nevan Swanson and S.B. Walker. All artists are currently living and working Maine and several are students or graduates of Maine institutions including Bates College, Bowdoin College, Maine College of Art, Salt Institute for Documentary Studies and University of Southern Maine.

Snow date for the opening reception is Saturday, Jan. 16. PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., is open Wednesdays through Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m. and by appointment. PhoPa is collaboration among photographer Jon Edwards, independent curator Bruce Brown and Maine Media Workshops + College in Rockport. PhoPa maintains a focus on Maine related works and emerging artists; and divides its schedule between showcasing works by MMW+C students, alumni and faculty and exhibitions organized by Brown and Edwards. A percentage of all sales at PhoPa Gallery are donated to MMW+C, a 501c3 nonprofit educational organization.

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