Photographer Pamela Viola’s Solo Show “Eat, Pray, Sea” Opens November 7, 2010
Fine art photographer Pamela Viola captures the essence of the Aegean in her upcoming solo show, Eat, Pray, Sea. Opening on November 7, 2010 in conjunction with FotoWeek DC, Eat, Pray, Sea reflects Ms. Viola’s unique perspective on the landscapes and cultures of Turkey and Greece. Applying a cinematic approach honed through nearly two decades in the film industry, Ms. Viola transports viewers to lands where the historical trinity of food, prayer and water continues to shape the countries and their cultures today.From grand cathedrals to humble roadside shrines, elegant restaurants to street-side stalls, every image in Ms. Viola’s show reflects her distinctive eye and her experience bringing a compelling story to life. “Fresh eyes in a foreign place are always drawn to food, religion and landscape, but they don’t always take in the connections among them. While sometimes dark and haunting, the overarching simplicity of these images lets viewers cast themselves in the scene and experience the wonder of the moment, while their scope helps viewers weave together their common threads,” Ms. Viola says.Pamela Viola, based in Alexandria, VA, specializes in interpretive photography, often layering multiple images and textures together to evoke emotion and mood beyond the limits of the literal photograph. Her work is regularly featured in galleries in metropolitan Washington, DC and New York and is held by public and private collections worldwide, including Hyatt Hotels, Securities and Exchange Commission, Federal Aviation Administration, National Security Agency, Booz Allen Hamilton, CBS Television, Iridium, PNC Bank, Mid Tennessee Medical Center and Tournament Players Club. Ms. Viola’s film credits include Black Hawk Down, Hannibal, Natural Born Killers, Nell and Six Degrees of Separation.
Eat, Pray, Sea will be shown at Buzz, 901 Slaters Lane, Alexandria, VA, from November 7, 2010 – January 8, 2011. Opening reception, Friday, November 12, 4pm-7pm. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.Date: 7 November 2010 – 8 January 2011
Date: November 7
Time: 6am – midnight
Location: Buzz – 901 Slaters Lane, Alexandria, VA
Ticket/Pricing Information: free