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Michener Art Museum Extends WENDY PATON | NUIT BLANCHE Exhibition

Unique photography by internationally acclaimed and local fine art photographer Wendy Paton attracts art and photography aficionados

(Doylestown, PA) The James A. Michener Art Museum announces the extension of WENDY PATON | NUIT BLANCHE, an exhibition featuring a photographic series by award-winning, internationally renowned photographer Wendy Paton.

Installation View
Installation View
The Bette & Nelson Pfundt Gallery will extend the show until December 9, while the Commonwealth Gallery will exhibit Paton’s work through January 4, 2015. Both were scheduled to close December 7, 2014. The exhibition showcases two bodies of work in an installation of 61 selenium toned gelatin silver prints: a premiere selection of Paton’s Visages de Nuit, complemented by a collection of her latest series, Reclaiming Dignity. Both collections share the common thread of the artist’s strong desire to visually document her contemporary vision of “portraits;” a creative portrayal of what the artist observes through her camera’s lens.

WENDY PATON | NUIT BLANCHE demonstrates the artist’s distinctive approach to portraiture, ability to humanize objects, and the dramatic use of available light; all shot on film and created as gelatin silver prints in a traditional darkroom. “I am humbled by the response to my work from the Michener Art Museum visitors and thank Museum Director, Lisa Tremper Hanover, for her curatorial insight,” says Paton. She adds, “Her artistic vision to combine these two bodies of work, Visages de Nuit and Reclaiming Dignity, was significant, as this was the first time these images were being shown together in one exhibition.” Paton, a resident of Lambertville, NJ, has exhibited her work across the globe – including major exhibitions in Russia and Germany. Paton’s work is also currently on view in Meisterwerke (Masterpieces) at the Deutsches Fotomuseum in Leipzig, Germany alongside such luminaries as Helmut Newton, Elliott Erwitt, Man Ray and other iconic photographers of note. Hanover was certain that bringing Paton’s work to Bucks County would attract a new type of visitor to the Museum and emphasized that, “The unique scale, subject matter, style and execution of Paton’s work coupled with prints from two of her portfolios contribute to the strength, uniqueness and popularity of this exhibition.” The Michener Art Museum, as part of the Philadelphia region cultural trail, encourages you to also view Paul Strand: Master of Modern Photography, another American photographer’s exhibition currently at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. For more information about WENDY PATON | NUIT BLANCHE visit or call 215.340.9800.