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Paintings by B. Millner and Photos by Lee Saloutos surface at Page Bond

“Surfaces” will open at Page Bond Gallery Friday, September 5 with an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m.

New paintings by B. Millner and photographs by Lee Saloutos make up the exhibit.

According to a press release by the gallery, Millner’s new series of paintings “invite the viewer to be conscious of unexpected beauty in everyday life.”

Known for landscapes of coastal tidal flats and abandoned structures in the East Coast, “Surfaces” contains pieces illustrating the effects of weather on different surfaces.

“The result of intense, meticulous study, each painting is a close-up, magnified and absorbing,” the gallery said in a release. “Time has given these surfaces their richness, and the artist has captured one moment in their evolving chemistry.”

The American West is the subject Saloutos is most known for in his art, and in “Surfaces,” the effect of the environment and use on abandoned objects.

“I regard the ‘Surfaces’ I shoot as close to abstract paintings,” Saloutos said in a statement to the gallery. “They are all about composition and color and texture and form. In these I do as much as I can to obliterate the actual subject matter.”

Saloutos’s photographs illustrate the lack of human life present in the west. “The ongoing consumption and abandonment of the landscape” fascinates the photographer.

“Surfaces” will be on view through Saturday, September 27.

Page Bond Gallery is located at 1625 West Main Street, and can be reached at 804/ 359-3633. Gallery hours are Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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