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Only Roses by Karen Bell

From vibrant fields of flowers to the awakening of hibernating wildlife, the summer is undoubtedly the season when nature is most alive on the North Fork — and the newest exhibit at the Alex Ferrone Gallery showcases its beauty.

‘Translucent’ is the new exhibit featuring works by regional award-winning photographers Karen Bell and Ennid Berger at the Alex Ferrone Photography Gallery in Cutchogue. The reception will take place Saturday, June 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. and will feature wine from The Lenz Winery with hors d’oeuvres.

Karen Bell, a New York City and East End resident, explores natural elements such as feathers, reeds, and twisted vines and prints her findings of combined photographic images on layers of vellum over paper. Her creations represent textures present in everyday life, focusing on a single layer in a translucent dimensional scene, according to a press release announcing the exhibit.

Along with her vellum constructions, Bell will display delicate images of greenery fragments and petals afloat in still waters.

Based on Long Island, Ennid Berger will present luminous images that capture the energy and mass of her botanical subjects on light sensitive paper. She creates her work using the alternative photographic process of the photogram. Each of her images is one-of-a-kind and created without a camera in a traditional darkroom using multiple printing processes. Further enhancements of some of her pieces include hand-applied oil paint.

The Alex Ferrone Photography Gallery is located at 25425 Main Road in Cutchogue, NY.

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