“Reality/Dreams” By Western Doughty and S. Brooke Golightly

 March 7 – 29, 2014
Opening Reception  March 7, 2014, 6p.m. – 9p.m.

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“Route 66: Room #116 35,” Western Doughty

The Tulsa Artists’ Coalition is pleased to present the photography exhibit of “Dream/Reality” by Western Doughty and S. Brooke Golightly.  The public will have the opportunity to meet both photographers at the opening reception on Friday March 7, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm. This exhibit remains up through Saturday, March 29th.  The TAC Gallery is located at 9 East Brady, Tulsa. This event is free and open to the public and is part of the M. B. Brady Arts District’s First Friday Art Crawl.

Western Doughty’s stark documentary photography focuses on motel life on Route 66. He states, “To capture intimacy of what has unfolded in any Route 66 motel room over the years, I lived in one for the duration of the shoot, leaving the room available to anyone who wanted to come by, any time of night or day. So element of adventure and excitement lay in not knowing what was going to unfold, giving no direction and just capturing the intimacy of people’s real experiences. I had no idea what was going to transpire, and in some cases, neither did the subjects.” He adds, “The textures of the motel room: the bed, scuffed walls, a popcorn ceiling, combined with the human elements of skin, body, fabrics, provided all materials I was looking for. They were perfect for a study in contrasts.”

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“Leave You LIke They Left Me Here,” S. Brooke Golightly

Speaking of contrast, S. Brooke Golightly’s photography is conceptual, surrealistic and dream-like. She states, “My conceptual photography is comprised mainly of self portraits due in part to my introverted nature. Most of my pieces are surreal and laden with a strong emotive theme, and although they are self portraits, they are not always auto-biographical in nature. Rather, I use photography as a way to work out many of the questions I may have about life and the human condition. Although there are some I would consider dark in subject matter, I find them to be therapeutic in a strange way.”