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Somerville Gallery Hosts "Look Again" Photography Exhibition

Dana E. Benner, Broken Heart. Inkjet print on archival paper, 20" x 16". Photo © 2017 Dana E. Benner, reprinted with permission. Credits: E. Benner
Photography by Dana E. Benner will be on view, and available for purchase, at Gallery on Main in Somerville throughout the month of September.

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Gallery on Main's "Artist of the Month" series of exhibitions this month features a selection of recent photographs and paintings by Dana E. Benner.

"I have been a photographer for most of my life. As the daughter of a photographer, I grew up with a camera in my hand at an early age,"  she explains 

"However, it wasn't until college and after graduation that I pursued photography as a career. I enjoy capturing the scenery of the beautiful places I visit along with the serendipitous moments that appear all around us.

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"Over the past few months as I prepared this new body of work for my exhibition, I took the time to slow down and really look at the beauty that surrounds each of us always.," she continued "This selection of my photography focuses on the sublime and often subtle beauty and grace found in many things forgotten or left to ruin.

" Have you ever stopped long enough to observe nature's palette in the lush ivy draped across an old stone wall, or the crackling paint on a car from decades ago? Do you see color, texture, pattern and form? Do you see beyond what something is to the layers below? In this world of fast paced movement and frantic days,

"it's important to remind ourselves it's okay to stop and breathe," she said.

"I hope my exhibit challenges each viewer to take pause, to enjoy the gifts around you. Make and take time to see. Plentiful is the unexpected beauty. It lies in everything. Slow down and look again."

Gallery on Main is at 30 West Main St.

For additional info, call 908-722-4234 or visit


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