July 18 to Aug 22, 2009 the OMC Gallery for Contemporary Art will be presenting
"Whattaya do next?"
Photographs by James Seckington (USA)
This is the debut exhibition of the the long-time HB resident, visualizing a nostalgic reflection about the town he called home.
"Whattaya do next?" asks Kerouac's narrator of his friend, Irwin, the fictionalized poet, Allen Ginsberg. It is a discussion between the two friends that Kerouac returns to again and again in his work. It is a question that straddles the worlds of art, politics, and spirit. At its root, it is a question of liberation.
"My images attempt to capture something of the city's past, a particular vibe, an aesthetic, the unique regional culture that once existed in this place. We knew it at as Old HB. It was a place where one might answer Kerouac's question, "Whattya do next?" with a guffaw and a sip from a can of Bud on the pier as one waited patiently for the tide to turn."
Reception for the artist: Saturday July 18, 4-6PM