CMC ArtShare is hosting the latest exhibit from Roaring Fork Valley-based abstract photographer Gayle Waterman, “The Patina of Time,” and will hold a public reception July 20.

Gayle Waterman's photograph "Warrior Sky"

“Warrior Sky” by Gayle Waterman features a close-up view of part of an antique object and will be featured at a July 20 artist’s reception at the CMC ArtShare Gallery at Morgridge Commons in Glenwood Springs. Photo Gayle Waterman

Waterman focuses on the minute details of antique objects by transforming them into colorful abstract art pieces through her macro lens. She discovered her love of reclaimed items – and seeing them in a new light – selling antiques and restoring an 1800s barn with her late husband.

“The bold transformations, peeled-back layers and rich patinas in my photographs are metaphors for my life,” wrote Waterman in her artist’s statement. “I’m intrigued with the process of scrutinizing the space between foundation and façade in the hope of experiencing surprise, new promise and beauty.”

The reception will take place 6-8 p.m. on July 20 at the CMC ArtShare Gallery at Morgridge Commons, 815 Cooper Ave., 2nd floor in downtown Glenwood Springs. The reception is free and open to the public. Waterman’s work is on exhibit in the gallery Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., through Aug. 29.

For more information, contact Julia Bennett at the CMC Foundation at or 970-947-8360, or visit