The North Central Louisiana Arts Council and Crescent City Coffeehouse will feature artist Bess Bieluczyk work during the months of February and March. An opening reception will be held on Sunday, February 5th from 2-4pm for the show titled “Assembling Intimacy”. Bieluczyk’s digital photography focuses on “dealing with the pleasures and anxieties of domestic life”, when asked about her work she said “I’ve found unexpected pleasures in nesting and making a home. The scenes I capture are a document of our everyday lives. Some exist already, while even the elaborately constructed images remain in their place for a long period of time as a new part of our new reality and a means of coping and appreciating what has been built."
Bess’s work is both soft and feminine but at the same time inquisitive and engaging. Although tied to such intense questions of happiness and contentment it demonstrates a playful look into daily life and activities. Bess hopes that “people are able to relate to it and take something away.” She says that she chooses to photograph still life’s so people can role play with the images inserting themselves into the scenes she creates.
Bieluczyk was born and raised in the Connecticut suburbs. She received her MFA in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design and her BA from Sarah Lawrence College. Bess first became interested in photography her Freshman year after a failed attempt to register for film making. “I tried to register for film making and it was full so I signed up a photography class…and found I liked it.”
NCLAC and Crescent City invites you to join us on Sunday, February 5th at Crescent City Coffeehouse (1007 N. Trenton St.) from 2-4pm for sweet treats and a cup of coffee. Bess Bieluczyk will be available for any questions and all the work is for sale. If you miss us on Sunday Bess’s work will be hanging until the end of March.
To learn more about NCLAC and their programs visit www.nclarts.org or http://nclac.wordpress.com. To learn more about Bess Bieluczyk work visit her website at www.bessart.com.