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Rhonda Lashley Lopez | Life Narrated by Nature ONLINE Artist Talk

October 19, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


We are excited to host artist Rhonda Lashley Lopez to the Griffin Zoom Room to talk about her exhibition on the walls of the Griffin Gallery, Life Narrated by Nature.

Join us online in the Griffin Zoom Room on Tuesday October 19th at 7pm.

This event is FREE to Griffin Museum members. $10 for Non Members. Interested in Membership and its benefits? See more about what the Griffin offers on our Griffin Members Community.

About Life Narrated by Nature 

What if we were able to let go of our egos, to believe we are one small part of the natural world, taking what we need instead of all we can get, giving all we can so all the other species of flora and fauna on this precious Earth can live, too? I walk in the shade of trees, in meadows and alongside streams and on mountaintops, listening to birds and insects and coyotes and the wind and sometimes silence, smelling green, dirt, rocks, the ocean, the deer that bedded down in the leaves the night before, feeling the sun and snow — and I feel happy and so lucky to be here. This is how I survive the news of the day. It’s what I need, and what we all really need in our lonely, disconnected souls:  to open our arms to the Earth’s wonders, to wrap our hearts around the solace it offers, to tread gingerly, paying attention, with gratitude.

Photographs in this exhibit include work from the projects “Liable to Disappear” and “We are everything, we are nothing,” and are printed by the artist with archival pigment on gampi with gold leaf and gold/palladium leaf. 

About Rhonda Lashley Lopez – 
Rhonda Lashley Lopez began printing with platinum/palladium and gold leaf in 2009 and since that time has experimented with a multitude of papers and ways of printing that help convey her messages based on a life narrated by nature.

She began working seriously in photography while earning a master’s degree, specializing in photojournalism, at UT Austin. Back then, she shot with film and printed in the darkroom. She worked in newspapers, as photographer, writer and editor, and completed a documentary photo book, Don’t Make Me Go to Town: Ranchwomen of the Texas Hill Country, published by UT Press in 2011. She taught journalism and photojournalism in college settings and worked as an editor at Austin Monthly.

After the publication of the book, which coincided with personal joys and tragedies and a move to a tiny town in the Rocky Mountains, she decided to pursue a different kind of photography, something more expressive and personal. In that quiet space, surrounded by trees and mountains, she was able to give voice, through photography, to her experiences.

A book of Lashley Lopez’ work is being published this year by Datz Press in an edition of 100 handmade books, with a special edition of 20 to follow.


October 19, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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