“To Sleep, Perchance to Dream”

mainpgphotoImage by Charles Laurier Dufour

The Keag River Gallery in South Thomaston will present a joint exhibition of the work of
Charles Dufour and Karen Jerzyk. An opening reception will be held August 21 from 5
to 8 p.m. at 25 Dublin Road. The show will be on display through September 27.

There is a dream-like quality to the photographic works by both Karen Jerzyk
and Charles Laurier Dufour. While their styles are certainly different from each
other’s, both have had mutual respect and admiration for a few years and have
decided to assemble a collection of their independent works together in one
exhibition entitled, “To Sleep, Perchance to Dream.” The Keag River Gallery in
South Thomaston, Maine, will be the venue for this tag-team effort. Most of
the works selected for this exhibition will be fine art nudes. Dufour’s figure
photographs are more reminiscent of peaceful daydreams, or images that
flutter through slow wave sleep.

imagesImage by Karen Jerzyk

Jerzyk’s elaborate photographs are brilliantly composed and are more like vivid
REM dreams, some embracing nightmare qualities. Most of Jerzyk’s work is color,
while most of Dufour’s work is BW. The two artistic styles complement each other
quite comfortably, striking a strong balance between contrast and similarity. This
combination usually makes for great dialogue by exhibition viewers; you should not miss this opening reception! More can be seen at the website www.keagrivergallery.com