Galleries sevenminusseven and 81C Collaborate on Photography Exhibit

Galleries sevenminusseven and 81C Collaborate on Photography Exhibit


-photograph / art example by Zack Zook. Entitled “K“ (Submitted photo)

Contemporary St. Thomas art galleries sevenminusseven and 81C are honored to announce an art exhibition collaboration taking place at sevenminusseven on Saturday, June 17. “ichi go ichi e 2” will feature photography by River Huston, Zachary Schulterbrandt, Joseph Hewes, Nura Qureshi, Kody Zenger, Clay Linden Jones and Zack Zook.

The collaboration is a unique celebration of art curation and friendship between sevenminusseven’s Clay Lindol Jones and 81C’s Zack Zook, both of whom previously ran sevenminusseven together as co-directors pre- hurricanes Irma and Maria.

In 2020, Zook cited Jones as a mentor and an inspiring factor in his opening of 81C on Strand Gade in historic Charlotte Amalie. 81C curator Joseph Hewes, another former sevenminusseven director, is also featured.

The show is a statement that Virgin Islands galleries showing work that is authentic, invigorating and curated with professionalism have more to gain by sharing resources and networking than acting as competitors.
Work will be on display from 7 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, June 17. sevenminusseven is located behind Boynes Gas in the Lindbergh Bay area on St. Thomas. The gallery occupies an industrial warehouse, which is sevenminusseven’s second location since opening on St. Thomas in 2008.

Show description:
“I was introduced to the idea of ‘ichi go ichi e’ when i was watching a documentary, and i thought that’s the perfect concept of how i feel about photography and i thought it would be a good thing to share through an exhibit inviting my favorite photographers to participate. Photography is a conversation between the viewer and the artist. This exhibition is that conversation.” – Clay Lindol Jones, sevenminusseven

Ichi-go ichi-e (Japanese: 一期一会 ), meaning “one time, one meeting”) is a Japanese four-character idiom (yojijukugo) that describes a cultural concept of treasuring the unrepeatable nature of a moment. The term has been translated as “for this time only” and “once in a lifetime.”

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