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July 12, 2013

Photo exhibit to feature local buildings

The West Kortright Centre in East Meredith will open the second exhibition of its season in “Wijnando Deroo, Local Interiors” today. 

This gallery showing of photographs by Deroo features empty and abandoned but beautiful old bars and restaurants that abound in Delaware County, according to a media release. There will be an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m, sponsored by Brewery Ommegang and Hand in Hand Farm. The exhibit will run until Aug. 25.

Working in color and black-and-white, Deroo uses natural light and an absence of human subjects to create an atmosphere that draw the viewer in, the release said. 

Deroo was born in the Netherlands in 1955. She received a liberal arts degree from the Academy of Fine Arts in Arnhem, where she later became a professor. When visiting New York City on sabbatical in 1988, she found herself the recipient of an artist residency at P.S.1 a year later. Since then she has divided her time between Amsterdam, New York and her home and studio in Treadwell. 

Her photographs are in collections worldwide, including New York’s Museum of Modern Art, Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, and the Museum of the Jewish Diaspora in Tel Aviv. She is represented by the Robert Mann Gallery in New York City.

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