Galerie BMG is delighted to host its second solo exhibition of photographs by Angela Bacon-Kidwell, entitled "Traces of Existence". Angela's most recent body of work portrays her personal experiences with joy and loss, her sense of both the fragility and tenacity of life, in a powerful photographic narrative. The dense, abstract imagery examines the complicated and chaotic ways in which life contracts, expands, converges and divests in our personal journeys.

Numerous layers of hand painted photographs, drawings and resin make up a single image. The final results are a complex layering process and not complete digital manipulations. Each image is printed and re-photographed under various conditions in one final effort to heal the tender wounds that bind the artist's existence.

 "By stretching the image to near disintegration by burning, freezing and submersions I seek to release my emotions and give respect to a life that has been fully lived. The emotions I sought to bandage together resulted in a somber, but completely liberating experience".

 Angela received a BFA from Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas, with specialization in painting and mixed media. Her work has been the subject of numerous exhibitions, publications, awards and honors, including the Spotlight Award in the 2012 B & W Magazine Portfolio contest for this current body of work. She was recently honored to be invited as a Guest Lecturer at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles.

Traces of Existence will be on display from July 13 through August 20, 2012. Gallery hours are Friday through Monday 12-5pm or other times by appointment.  For further information, please contact the gallery at 845-679-0027.