January 1 – March 5, 2018
Statement for Tidelines
At the confluence of the Atlantic Ocean and Nauset Inlet at ebb tide on the Outer Cape, the outgoing tide stencils mountain ranges and deserts on the sand, leaving strands of sea weed and small stones scattered in its wake. Just after sunrise or in the gloaming, the sky creates mountains of its own. It is the world transforming itself into other realities, every day, again and again, each day different from the last. It is a continual and endless re-creation of the world at low tide.
I return to this land where the tide washes ashore every day and night, sweeping wide the sand between the marsh and dune. It is a challenge to return again and again to find the familiar landscape utterly remade. I am unable to preserve these ephemeral displays except by taking note and watching. Perspective challenges the eye to make sense of scale and of everyday familiar shapes that have been distorted by the tide.
– Vivien Goldman
Vivien Goldman is a fine art photographer who lives in Brookline, MA and spends much of the year on Cape Cod photographing. She began her career as a large format black & white photographer, and several years ago incorporated color and digital technology into her practice. She has exhibited her work in group and solo shows nationally and internationally including the 4th Biennial of Fine Art and Documentary Photography in Berlin, Germany; the New York Photo Festival, PRC in NYC exhibition in Brooklyn, NY, and the Danforth Museum’s Community of Artists annual exhibition in Framingham, MA. She has had solo exhibitions of her work at Hebrew College and the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute in Newton, MA. Her work has been exhibited at PhotoPlace Gallery and Darkroom Gallery in Vermont, and she was a finalist in the 7th and 8th Annual Julia Margaret Cameron Competitions of Women Photographers.
Vivien was a Project Manager for International Development Projects at the Harvard Institute for International Development before going back to graduate school and earning an MLIS at Simmons College with a major in photographic archives. She has studied photography at the Maine Media Workshop, the New England School of Photography, and attended numerous workshops on the zone system, darkroom and alternative processes.