Photo & Sculpture, August – September at the Bandon Library Art Gallery

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Photographers Susan and Steve Dimock return to Bandon Library Art Gallery

Bandon Library Art Gallery will host a reception for Susan and Steve Dimock, whose show, “Oceans of Texture,” runs through September 30, 2023. Meet the artists on Saturday, August 12th at 1pm. Also showing is sculptor Deborah Unger.

Bandon has many excellent scenic photographers, and we certainly count Susan and Steven Dimock among the very best. This show, their second with the gallery, is a deep dive into those images within their body of work that go beyond the seascape and into a more intimate examination of their surroundings to focus not just on the majesty of a rock, but on the textures in the rock. They pick out glowing bulbs of stranded kelp, the soft colors of stone and shell, or how the sun can turn wet sand to hammered gold. The Dimocks create images that are specific and yet abstracted from the larger picture. They capture a mood, a moment, something unique and fine. It is an unveiling of the small mysteries that make up the whole of our multi-textured world.

The carved basswood sculptures by Deborah Unger are beautiful, mysterious, and often disorienting. She uses her characters to illustrate states of being, feelings, dynamics between and within human beings; feelings of coming apart at the seams, estrangement, loyalty and loss, the distance between us. Her figurines are in poses and situations that describe familial relationships, self-reflection, transformation. Unger carves by hand or with power tools, sews clothes, finds or makes props, sets the stage, and allows us to enter moments in her characters’ dreamlike lives.

The reception will be held in the Sprague Room, from 1pm – 2.30 pm. Refreshments will be served, and all are welcome.

The gallery is open during regular library hours, 1204 11th St. SW, in Bandon City Park. For more information about the gallery, visit the Bandon Library Friends and Foundation website,

Article courtesy of Tracy Hodson, photo “Three Stones” by Susan Dimock.


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