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Rotella Gallery

June 27, 2016 13:12 ET

Rotella Gallery Presents: Bellevue Square Grand Opening

BELLEVUE, WA--(Marketwired - June 27, 2016) -

Details on the Grand Opening in Bellevue Square
The Rotella Gallery will be hosting a grand opening reception for our newest location in Bellevue Square on July 21st, 2016 from 6-9:00pm. Photographers Robert Rotella, Art Wolfe, Michael Levin, and John Kosmopoulos will all be in attendance.

Sip wine from local boutique winery, Welcome Road while appreciating the newly unveiled images each artist will be providing. The location of the grand opening will be held at the Rotella Gallery in Bellevue Square, 147 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004.

The exhibit is open to the public. We do ask however, that you please RSVP for the reception by emailing rsvp.grandopening@rotellagallery.com.

About The Attending Artists

Robert Rotella

Robert Rotella acquired his interest in photography early in his life from his father, who was often found taking pictures of his family. Robert photographs traditional cityscapes and landscapes, in both color and black and white. He shoots fantastic macro photography of flowers. He is drawn to extreme settings in nature, like slot canyons, desert mesas, crashing surf, and tumultuous waterfalls.

Robert enjoys both taking the picture, and developing the image in the digital darkroom. The artist meticulously edits his photos, striving for the best possible reproduction of the scene as he recalls it. He doesn't want to show an image to anyone until he is completely satisfied with every aspect of the image. And then he may rework it again, in an unending pursuit of excellence.

He is self-taught in photography, and though many artists have influenced his work, three of his most important influences are Michelangelo, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Art Wolfe. The book "The Fountainhead" by Ayn Rand also had a significant effect on his thoughts and feelings about art and the world. Robert has a reverence and awe for the natural world, which is reflected in his gorgeous landscapes and flowers bursting with color, and his dramatic black and whites with tumbling skies.

Robert drives thousands of miles a year to photograph sites across the continent. In 2015 he spent three months driving over 15,000 miles, visiting 26 states, and shooting thousands of photos.

Art Wolfe

Art Wolfe is one of the most widely recognized photographers in the world. Wolfe spends nearly nine months a year traveling, carefully researching the locations as well as pre-visualizing the photographs he wants to take.

Over the course of his 30-year career, photographer Art Wolfe has worked on every continent and in hundreds of locations. His photographs are recognized throughout the world for their mastery of color, composition and perspective. In May 2007, Art made his public television debut with the high definition series "Art Wolfe's Travels to the Edge," an intimate and upbeat series that offers unique insights on nature, culture, and the new realm of digital photography.

Art Wolfe is the proud recipient of the Photographic Society of America's Progress Medal for his contribution to the advancement of the art and science of photography; he has been awarded with a coveted Alfred Eisenstaedt Magazine Photography Award as well as named Outstanding Nature Photographer of the Year by the North American Nature Photography Association.

Michael Levin

Based in Vancouver, BC, Canada, Michael Levin has earned worldwide attention for his carefully calibrated black and white photographs. He's the recipient of numerous international photography awards including Nature Photographer of the Year at the 2006 International Photography Awards in New York City, and also 'Fine Art Photographer of the Year' award at the 2007 Prix de la Photographie in Paris.

Using long exposures, Levin gives his monochromatic and color photographs a haunting, hazy quality cut by the solid, heavy lines of buildings, bridges, rock formations, and walls. Devoid of people, the images' sense of loneliness reveals a style and stillness over straightforward beauty.

The lure in a Michael Levin photograph is simplicity, but its logic comes from a more complex awareness of space. What Levin does best is to find common objects and make them compelling as an image.

Each scene suggests more expressive possibilities offering a kind of spiritual dimension to his work. The photographs are less about knowing a place than discovering the self, allowing for the revelation to present itself naturally.

John Kosmopoulos

"I am always fascinated by the promise of photography to fulfill something in me and to offer balance in my life. I have become lost and found in its pursuits." - John Kosmopoulos

John Kosmopoulos is a multiple international award-winning photographer who embodies a new school or philosophy of photography known as "eclectic aesthetic fine art" (EAFA). He specializes in both black and white and "muted color metallic" fine art photography. His work has been published and featured in several interviews, magazines, books, galleries and promotions.

Based in Toronto, Canada, John is always in search of an artistic enlightenment through the practice of an insightful imagination to fulfill his photographic vision as an artist. His signature images capture the complexity of beauty across multiple subjects and translate them back to the viewer with a felt aesthetic and visual sophistication that is symbolic, thematic and cinematic. His background as an author and educator in the behavior sciences has lead him to develop a psychology of photography that promotes a personal and parallel world of feeling that you are immersed in something that is intellectually and imaginatively beautiful in the creative process while embracing the paradox that reality is both essential and negotiable in fine art photography. He has written extensively on both theoretical and practical photography principles and concepts and conducts fine art long exposure photography workshops in his home city and around the world.

About The Rotella Gallery
In 2012, Robert Rotella opened the doors of the first Rotella Gallery at the Palazzo in Las Vegas, Nevada. With another Gallery in Soho, New York opening the following fall of 2013, Robert Rotella had a clear mission for what Rotella Gallery was going to represent. A photographer since youth, Rotella cultivated a passion for photography over a lifetime and craved to see it respected among the fine art community, he envisioned an art space strictly dedicated to the craft for photographers to share and sell their work. Rotella desired to showcase the artists he met in the field and, as a fellow photographer, to give them the freedom that other galleries did not necessarily provide. The gallery would focus on limited edition, collectible works and over the years has developed to manage most of the production and framing of each piece giving the artists creative liberties over their collections.

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Contact Information

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    Michelle Sutterfield

    Corporate Office
    1600 124th Ave. NE Suite B
    Bellevue, WA 98005
    Office: (425) 802-1634
    Fax: (425) 491-5605
    michelle@rotellagallery.com