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  Scopophilia - paintings by Don Doe
Don Doe

October 14 - November 12
Opening: Sunday Oct. 14th from 5-7pm  

335 Grand Street
Brooklyn NY 11211

Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, 12-6pm
and by appointment
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BELLWETHER is proud to present Scopophilia - paintings by Don Doe. Don Doe's work loves to look upon women in an adoring, whispering way. His influences come out of 40's glamour, detective movies, American Ash Can school painters, 70's fashion, art academy rendering techniques, paint-by-numbers, Edgar Degas and pin-up girl calendars. His paintings are a kind of slippery confessional that operate as social critique. He likes candid portraits and dynamic compositions of sometimes ordinary, sometimes extraordinary people. Don's work has an awkward yet exquisite disconnect, like the love at first sight that you never acted upon. Scopophilia is suite of large oils portraying ladies and the cameras who love them.

"His long lens reached over her shoulder. His thoughts were on the pearls she pinched between her fingertips. She pulled her hair aside. As it often happened it was his wide angle that freed her inhibitions, and made her feel more welcome. The camera was in place, tracking the shot. They both saw it. Very niceůvery, very nice. A little more breeze, more breeze. That's nice.

The camera was always between him and the object of his thoughts. His suit was just pressed and he had limited time to get the shot. She lit up a cigarette and turned away from the light. He opened his aperture in response.

The frame was tight, a little cramped, the smoke stung his eyes. Had the lens grown larger? Its enormity caught her attention and distracted her from herself. Brought her out from beneath golden hair. But her averted eyes would not look at it directly. Still, she moved closer. Then he saw it, her concealed pearl." BELLWETHER is an artist-run space in support of emerging artists.