Gallery Talk: Susan Rosenberg Jones re Widow/er
October 24 @ 6:15 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Susan Rosenberg Jones
October 24 – December 6, 2019
Reception October 24, 2019 7-8:30 PM
Gallery Talk Susan Rosenberg Jones 6:15 PM
“There is nothing like the grief one experiences after a life partner passes away. When I lost my first husband in 2008, I searched for books and articles addressing this particular loss. I was looking for suggestions on coping techniques from others who’d been widowed. There wasn’t much.
I remarried in 2012. After focusing on my loving relationship with my second husband, Joel in my body of work “Second Time Around,” I realized that my feelings about my first husband’s passing were still evolving, bubbling up occasionally at random times.
Since March of 2018, I have been meeting with widows and widowers of all ages, gay and straight, having been in legal marriages or in committed partnerships. We have a conversation, recorded for accuracy, and I make the portrait. A printed statement from the subject accompanies each photograph. This process is emotionally satisfying as my sitters and I examine together how a marriage can shape us going forward. I hope that by sharing their stories, those suffering this profound loss – whether recently or not – will take comfort in recognition and shared experience.”