This month’s First Friday Art Walk features the first major solo exhibition in 10 years by a local fine arts photographer.
JW Johnston is displaying “New Work, Old Haunts” at the Orazio Salati Studio and Gallery on State Street in Binghamton.
The roughly 30 photographs, half black and white and half color, were almost all taken in the last year in and around his home in Whitney Point.
Johnston grew up in Northern Broome County and returned home in the early 2000’s.
This exhibit focuses on places that had meaning to him as a child.
Fine Art Photographer JW Johnston says, “Places that to me are full of mystery, full of memory, and full of possibility. That’s how I’ve always felt about where I live.”
Johnston also has a series of abstract-looking photos taken of a curtain in his childhood home.
And there are images of areas of the house that he hasn’t changed since his late father lived there.
There will be an opening reception at the gallery tomorrow evening from 6 to 9.