Published DateLACONIA — Artist Kirk Membry sees things in a big way. In his professional photography practice he is contracted by organizations such as the Mount Washington Observatory and NBC Sports to do 360 degree panoramic photos or "panos".
In "Terra Vegrandis", his current exhibit at The Studio, 50 Canal Street in Laconia, he takes the big picture and shrinks it to create the "tiny earth" prints that are featured.
In images that may conjure the familiar cover illustration of "The Little Prince", Membry gives viewers a playfully disorienting look at the world. The scale and perspective are both delightful and a little disarming, and Melissa McCarthy, owner of The Studio, is gleeful at the prospect of showing the work from now through April 13.
"Every picture has detail that surprises, and it's a treat to explore them visually - things are turned upside down, stretched, shrunk. We get the opportunity to play in our heads with familiar sights,'' says McCarthy.
There is an opening reception for the artist this Saturday, March 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The public is invited, and light refreshment will be provided.
"Terra Vegrandis" is installed at The Studio, 50 Canal Street, Laconia through April 13. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For an appointment at another time, or with any questions, call 455-8008.
Artist Kirk Membry's work is on display through April 13 at The Studio. (Courtesy photo)