MILFORD, PA — Forest Hall was filled to near capacity on September 23, as art lovers and Warhol enthusiasts gathered for the collaborative opening exhibition of photographers Christopher Makos …
MILFORD, PA — Forest Hall was filled to near capacity on September 23, as art lovers and Warhol enthusiasts gathered for the collaborative opening exhibition of photographers Christopher Makos and Paul Solberg.
One local guest described the night as “the most fabulous event in Milford in 100 years. What a glorious, high-energy evening!”
The exhibit, titled “Andy in Nature,” featured some never-before-seen photos of Warhol that centered on an unexplored and rich dimension of the artist’s life—his relationship with the natural world.
These images are presented alongside Paul Solberg’s well-known flower works, and celebrate the natural world in a way made even more meaningful by the historic exhibition venue.
Forest Hall is an iconic, architecturally important 19th-century bluestone building in the heart of Milford. The original part of Forest Hall was built in the 1860s, and was designed by Calvert Vaux, the co-designer of New York’s Central Park.
Author Richard Morais commented that it was an “absolutely stunning evening.”
The Pennsylvania village, he said “is in political upheaval. All that left-right rage we’ve been living through these past few years instantly melted away in the face of this magical exhibit— Paul Solberg’s dancing stamens opposite Chris Makos’ moody country takes of Andy Warhol; the classical string trio in the corner; the vintage wall video of the jolly ducks.
“I was reminded of a forgotten truth,” Morais said. “Great art soothes the soul.”
The exhibition will be on display through October 23, 2003. For more information, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/andy-in-nature-a-rare-photographic-archive-of-andy-warhol-tickets-423026853707.
Learn more about Christopher Makos at www.makostudio.com/.
Learn more about Paul Solberg at www.paulsolberg.com/.
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