‘Somewhere In-Between’ is a journey in creativity
Gary Breece is a filmmaker and photographer living and working in New York and Wilmington. Among his many current ventures is a collection of his photography titled, “Somewhere In-Between,” which will be displayed at Kelly Starbuck’s photography studio, SALT Studio, 805 N. Fourth St.
The work spans three decades, two continents and a journey into the outback of North Carolina, where Breece reclaimed his soul after a challenging chapter of his life.
Opening 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, as a part of Wilmington’s Fourth Friday Gallery Walk, Breece’s images are divided into three series.
The first, “We The People,” draws on Breece’s journalistic roots as he explores the political implications of the Iron Curtain in countries as far flung as Cuba, Germany, and Ukraine.
Moving from the late 1980s into the mid-1990s, the second series, “San Fernando,” finds the artist living in Los Angeles but being drawn from the intensity of the city into the remote areas of the surrounding desert.
“I needed an escape from the noise and pressure of the film and TV industry. I found solace in photography and it became my reprieve,” explains Breece, whose video and digital content production company Public Address System specializes in corporate social responsibility, cause marketing and public affairs communications.
The final series, “Off Route,” finds Breece astride his motorcycle driving through the countryside of North Carolina following a debilitating illness and the death of his brother in 2009.
“I consider many of the color photographs from this series to be self-portraits. Whether it’s the beached ship’s precarious struggle against its inevitable entropy, or a road covered in a chaotic scribble of yellow lines, each image depicts landscapes or subjects that are themselves perhaps off route, just as I was during that time,” Breece said. “One of my favorite photos is of a simple, massive, mound of dirt. It was just one of those moments – the light, the air, the position – it all came together.”
The free exhibit will remain open five days a week, noon to 5 p.m. through Oct. 17 or by appointment (call 910-367-5720) at SALT Studio, whose gallery is dedicated solely to photography. See SALTStudioNC.com for more information.
805 N 4th Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
910 367 5720
Photographer, Owner, Curator: Kelly Starbuck