Photo exhibit Saturday at RAG

Roxbury — The Roxbury Arts Center will hold an opening reception on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 2 to 4 p.m. for an exhibit of photos by David Leveson at the Walt Meade Gallery on Vega Mountain Road. The exhibit will run through October 12. 

Local photographer, David Leveson, studied with Albert Freed at the Educational Alliance in New York City, and Robert B. Cowan, whose works are in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art.
Leveson’s early photographs were black and white darkroom prints and color slides. For the last 10 years he has worked primarily with digital images, both newly shot using a Nikon D-90, and digitized versions of earlier color slides and black and white negatives.

Leveson taught geology from 1960 to 2007 at Brooklyn College, CUNY. He joined the Longyear Gallery in Margaretville during 2007 as a founding member of this collaborative group of artists, where his photographs are continually on display. His book of essays and photographs, A Sense of the Earth, published by Natural History Press in 1971, was a finalist for a National Book Award - Science Category, 1972.

Leveson states “Geologists see change everywhere. Over time, everything is in flux, everything participates in the universal dance. Rocks decay, landforms erode, species evolve. To the human eye, the degree of motion varies from infinitesimal to catastrophic. Rocky monoliths seem eternal, frozen in mid-stride. Desert floors, strewn with sediment, rearrange themselves during each storm and then rest until the next. Sea water stirs and crashes continuously.”  These photographs, taken in March, 2010 record those degrees of motion in evidence at the Plain of Sharon, the Wilderness of Zin,  En Gedi, HaMachtesh HaKatan, and the Timna and Arava Valleys in Israel.