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#3687 - Friday, October 16, 2009 - Editor: Jerry Katz
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The first article is yet another example of how the word and teaching of nonduality has entered the mainstream.
Then a poem by Andrew Brunt.
Have a nice weekend.
May Gallery enters an out-of-focus world
By: Karen Meyers
At the opening reception for photographers
Cindy Lappin and Kevin Vogler on Friday, Oct. 9, students, staff
and community members got a clear explanation of the out-of-focus
photos hanging in Webster University's May Gallery.
Lappin and Vogler, a husband and wife duo,
have been working together on-and-off for over 30 years and have
been married for 14 years.
"I didn't want anything too
sharp," Lappin said. "I was trying to convey not a
dreamscape, but waking up, that the world is a dream."
Lappin's work includes more abstract
pictures, as well as close-up shots of silverware. Vogler's work
includes the sharp images of farms and flowers.
Just as their photography shows, Lappin and
Vogler are very different when it comes to their style of
Vogler said he is inspired by found
objects, while Lappin is inspired by her walks through nature
with her son Graham who attended the opening.
"I never thought I'd end up taking
landscaping," Vogler said. "It was something I had been
The couple likes to use regular digital
cameras to capture their photos.
"It's freeing when you just have
something with you all the time and you're not hung up on the
equipment," Lappin said. "It inspires a different kind
of photo than I would have (usually) taken."
The title of the exhibit, "Not One,
Not Two," was Lappin's idea. She based it on the idea of
non-duality - that two things are distinct, but not separate.
"It's a philosophy," Lappin said.
"It's about interconnectedness. That we're all part of a
whole, but we're not. It's like waves to the ocean. The wave is
not the ocean, but they're not separate. They're connected in a
way that they couldn't be without each other. It's not good, not
Lappin relates the same philosophy to how
she and her husband work together.
"We encourage each other," Vogler
Students were a minority at the event in a
crowd of about 150 to 175 people who came to see the gallery. But
students that did come to the event appreciated Vogler and
"I think it's really interesting the
way the sharp, focused images contrast the soft pastel
pieces," said Allison Knotts, a junior photography major.
Both Vogler and Lappin attended WU when it
was still Webster College. Vogler only took a few classes while
Lappin graduated with a degree in media communications in 1982.
One of the most influential people in
Lappin's career was Susan Stang, a WU photography professor, who
told her to try something she was afraid of - portraits.
Bill Barrett, the director of the May
Gallery, found the evening to be a success.
"Given the weather and the
construction, we had a nice group of folks," Barrett said.
The exhibit will be on display until the end of October. To see more of Lappin and Vogler's photography, visit www.lappinvogler.com.
© Copyright 2009 The Journal http://media.www.webujournal.com/media/storage/paper245/news/2009/10/15/Lifestyle/May-Gallery.Enters.An.OutOfFocus.World-3804435.shtml Some photographs are here: http://www.lappinvogler.com/lappinvogler/Invisible.asp http://www.lappinvogler.com/lappinvogler/Lunch.asp
With legs stretched out
watching a black ant navigate
wrinkled terrain of white feet,
climbing thru the golden forest
that is my sunlit leg hair
on what big body
of secret somebody
Sittin in a lawn chair
its all here.
Na feet feeling gaia grass
Mah dog lapping water bowl
Shi skin absorbing sun kiss
Va chest rising fair fragrance
Ya kite gliding invisible information
to be found
As space and time keep everything from
happening all at once, ignorance keeps nothing from happening all
at once. -JK
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