117 Prefontaine Place South
Seattle, Washington 98104

Parisian Gestures - Photographs by Stan Raucher
Black and white photographs evocative of an earlier time.

Opening in March at La Familia Gallery is an exhibit of black and white photographs by local artist Stan Raucher. The exhibit runs Wednesdays through Saturdays 11am-5pm from March 4 through March 28. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, March 5 from 6-9 pm during the first Thursday Art Walk. A second reception will also be held on Thursday, March 12 from 6-9 pm at La Familia Gallery.

The exhibit, entitled Parisian Gestures, is a series of candid photographs of people going about their daily lives in Paris. The images portray situations that are mysterious, humorous, bizarre or poignant. They capture fleeting moments, spontaneous gestures and the ephemeral juxtaposition of people and their surroundings. These photos are neither posed nor staged. Their capture requires both a touch of serendipity and a great deal of shoe leather. Unlike elaborately constructed set pieces or patiently composed landscapes, there are no second-takes for this type of candid photography. These compelling photos invite the viewer to linger and explore and they provide a brief glimpse into the human condition.

About the Artist:
Stan Raucher was born and raised in Saint Paul, Minnesota during the age of black and white television, Life magazine photo documentaries and the publication of The Family of Man. These early influences are reflected in his approach to photography. His photographs have been exhibited at the Benham Gallery (Seattle), the Collective Visions Gallery (Bremerton), the Larson Gallery (Yakima), and the Dishman Art Center (Beaumont, TX). He is a graduate of the University of Washington Extension Certificate Program in Photography and the Artist Trust EDGE program. His work may be viewed at: http://www.stanraucher.com.

Official Website: http://gallery.lafamiliallc.com/

Added by Stan Raucher on February 25, 2009

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