Daniel Fitzmaurice interviewed David Ottenstein and Robert Lisak about their current exhibit “Capitol America” at the New Haven Museum. The program, Artbeat, aired February 15th, on WNHH Community Radio. You can listen to the interview here
The well-attended opening reception for Capitol America at the New Haven Museum was a lot of fun. The exhibit will remain open through June 30, 2017.
The photos below are ©Defining Studios
Second floor of the Museum rotunda
David Ottenstein, left, with Robert Lisak
Capitol America, my photographic project with colleague and friend, Robert Lisak, is the newest exhibit at the New Haven Museum. Featuring 18 of our black and white photographs along with a digital presentation of another 160 or so images, the show is hanging in the museum’s beautiful 2-story rotunda and on view through June 2017. New Haven Museum, 114 Whitney Ave, New Haven, 203-562-4183
The New Haven Independent’s Arts editor, Brian Slattery, has written a thoughtful and informative review of The National Parks Seen: Two Views, my current show with Robert Lisak at the EleMar Gallery in New Haven. Read the review here.
“The National Parks Seen: Two Views” is on exhibit at the gallery at EleMar New England, 2 Gibbs St., through Jan. 14. EleMar is open Mon. through Thurs., 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Fri. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sat. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission to the gallery is free.
The National Parks Seen: Two Views
Photographs by David Ottenstein and Robert Lisak
OPENING RECEPTION Sunday December 4th, 2:00 – 5:00pm
The Gallery at EleMar, 2 Gibbs St, New Haven, CT 203-782-3544
December 4, 2016 – January 14, 2017
M-Th 9:00am – 4:30pm, Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm, Saturday 9:00am – 1:00pm
David Ottenstein and Robert Lisak’s photographs in The National Parks Seen: Two Views, capture the beauty of our national parks and also explore the attempts to reconcile the lofty goals our national parks embody – the desire to preserve pristine nature, to accommodate thousands of visitors, and to reflect the meaning of the American character.
My next photo exhibit is another joint effort with Robert Lisak. We’ll be showing our work from National Parks at the Gallery at EleMar New England in The National Parks Seen: Two Views. The Opening Reception is Sunday, December 4 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. The Gallery is in New Haven at 2 Gibbs St. The show will be up through January 14, 2017
Robert Lisak and I will be exhibiting photographs from Capitol America, our book project on State Capitol buildings. We’ll be in Robert’s Erector Square studio as part of City Wide Open Studios in Building 7, 2nd floor, Studio 1. Saturday and Sunday October 29-30, 2016 from noon to 6:00 each day.
My next show, ‘Night’, opens at the Da Silva Gallery in New Haven on Friday, March 4, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The show continues through Thursday, March 31. Da Silva Gallery: 899 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, CT 203-387-2539
I’ve been posting photos regularly for a few months now. You can follow me on Instagram @davidottphoto