‘Resonating Fields’ exhibit begins on Friday

Published 6:00 pm Friday, September 16, 2011

The city of Lake Charles will host a new traveling exhibition, “Resonating Fields,” Sept. 23-Nov. 12, featuring a collection of Lois Greenfield’s pioneering work in dance photography.

The show will open with a free reception 5:30-8 p.m. Sept. 23 in the 1911 Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center, 1001 Ryan St. Refreshments will be served.

Greenfield captures not only the lithe and acrobatic forms of dancers performing their art, but also the purity and exhilaration of movement itself. Without any tricks or manipulation, she captures fleeting and seemingly impossible moments in a style that is both lyrical and graphic. What appears to be an illusion is just a slice of real time. Her signature threshold for freezing movement is 1/2000 of a second.

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Greenfield started as a photojournalist in Boston in 1970. When she moved to New York City in 1973, she started specializing in dance photography and for 20 years she covered the experimental dance scene for the Village Voice.

In 1982, she opened a studio where she could control the lighting as well as direct the dancers in her exploration of movement’s expressive potential.

Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide and published in virtually every major magazine including Sports Illustrated, Time, Elle, Vogue, Life and The New York Times Magazine.

“Resonating Fields” is managed and toured by art2art Circulating Exhibitions.

Also on display is “Places, Faces & Wildlife Around the World” by photographer Reggie Keogh, through Oct. 22.

Historic City Hall is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. For more information, call 491-9147 or visit www.cityoflakecharles.com.