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Paramount hosts work of Batavia photographer Brian DeWolf

Croissy Twinning AssociatiPresident KardeMarco Batavilandscape photographer Brian DeWolf share laugh. | Paul Sullivan photos

Croissy Twinning Association President Karin deMarco and Batavia landscape photographer Brian DeWolf share a laugh. | Paul Sullivan photos

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Updated: January 7, 2013 7:00AM

AURORA — The Paramount Theatre will have the grand opening Friday for an exhibit featuring the work of Fox Valley photographer Brian DeWolf.

DeWolf’s work will be shown in the Paramount’s visual Art Gallery, on the 2nd floor of the theater. The opening reception, planned for 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, is free and open to the public.

The exhibit will be on display through Jan. 31, 2013.

The exhibit will feature a collection of large scale banner prints from the Croissy exhibit in France along with more recent works and images of the Fox Valley area. Most pieces are available for purchase.

DeWolf’s photography creates artistic images from the places that are most familiar to him. “People no longer see the luster on what has become dull from familiarity. I learned that we need not travel far to find light falling seductively upon an object,” the Batavia resident said.

In 2007, representatives of the Geneva International Cultural Exchange Committee and Geneva’s sister city, Croissy sans Frontieres in Croissy sur Seine, France, invited DeWolf to photograph Croissy as a step in developing an artist exchange program between the two cities.

Croissy and surrounding villages along the Seine River are called “the playground of the French impressionists”. It resulted in a 2009 solo exhibit in France that was attended by a member of the French Parliament, a French senator, three local mayors, and the family of a former French ambassador.

The Paramount’s Art Gallery, which opened in 2006, features the work of both established and aspiring artists.

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