Windows of the soul

By Robin Loving Rowland

Sylvia Brenner, a US photojournalist and collage artist, tried to capture a store window display photographically, and accidentally created a photo collage of it, creating her latest artistic expression, “Windows of the Soul.”

Windows of the Soul
Photographic art exhibit by Sylvia Brenner
Sat, Apr 20, 4pm
Cafe MuRo
Loreto 10B

“What began as a creative accident led me to discover in the Castro and Mission districts of San Francisco, Mexico City, and San Miguel magical images,” said Brenner. “I can’t take credit for these, which are not photo-shopped or otherwise digitally enhanced; they are one-shot images that the camera saw when I sought to take simple photos,” she continued.

Brenner will explain what she understands about how her Windows of the Soul — including “The Flight of the Phoenix,”  “The Tree of Life,” “Flag Crossing,” “Crosary,” “Supper in the City” and “Row, Row, Row Your House” — came to be. But, more intriguing, is what she can’t explain, such as how a rainbow of color dripped across a photo of a window of white shoes in a gay district of San Francisco. “All I can say is that magic really happens. Come and be amazed with me.” Brenner concluded.

Colored greeting cards of images from this show and other photographic works of Brenner’s will be for sale in addition to the matted and framed images from under US$5 dollars to under US$100 dollars. “I believe in art for everyone,” said Brenner, who also participates in Free Art Fridays (see Facebook).

The show’s official cocktail reception will be April 20 from 1-4pm at Cafe MuRo, Loreto 10B. The closing reception will be April 30 from 1-4pm. “Come enjoy the sangria and stay for the magic,” concluded Brenner. The artist will be available during both receptions.

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