NEW BRITAIN – The Art League of New Britain on Friday hosted an opening reception for “The Bookstore Project 2012-2015,” an exhibit running through the end of the month featuring the work of artist Florin Ion Firimita.
Firimita’s black-and-white photography “contrasts the physical experience of our printed literature with the beauty of the female nude figure,” according to the ALNB.
The bookstore featured in the photographs on exhibit is located in an old factory in Massachusetts, according to Firimita. “What a better metaphor for the dying print than an old American factory? A friend, once involved in a major publishing house in New York City, opened the place several years ago,” she said. “The books are everywhere, alive, hidden, scattered, piled up, shelved; a cemetery of stories in which I spent three years shooting nudes.”
The Bookstore Project has been featured in several well-known art publications, from Buenos Aires to Paris. The exhibit will be on display at ALNB, 30 Cedar St., through Jan. 29. Viewing hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. and Wednesdays from 4 to 7 p.m. The gallery is closed for an event on Jan. 28.
For more information, visit alnb.org or call 860-229-1484.