New exhibition at Hancock Arts Center

HANCOCK – Real Illusions: New Landscapes is the title of an exhibition of photographs by Eric Munch at the Copper Country Community Arts Center. The photographs, taken mostly in the last year, appear to have been altered or distorted but they are natural, without digital manipulation. The mysterious quality of the images is achieved through length of exposure, the time of day (or night), their viewpoints, and atmospheric effects. The thread that runs through this body of work is the many forms that water takes. Eric Munch says “Despite its ubiquity, water still has the capability to surprise me – even after forty years in photography.”

Eric Munch returned to the Copper Country, the place of his roots in 1980 to document the local landscape. His work depicts the people, remains of mining history, and the natural beauty of the Copper Country. His love for the landscape has also taken him to Isle Royale and the provincial parks of Canada, and to Quebec and Cornwall England. In addition to his work as a fine art photographer, Eric owns and operates a commercial photography business, Photography by Eric Munch in Calumet.

The Kerredge Gallery is located in the Copper Country Community Arts Center 126 Quincy Street in Hancock. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday 10 to 6pm and Saturday 1 to 5pm. Real Illusions: New Landscapes is supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts. The public is invited to an opening reception today from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition will run through August 2, 2014. For more information please call (906) 482-2333 or visit our website coppercountryarts.com