May 26 – July 9, 2021
Reception/Artist Talk June 3, 2021 7 PM
I grew up at the edge of the fens. The dark, rich soil of this flat land is forever etched in my heart. Perhaps because I was born in late autumn, each year at this time this landscape calls to me. It is a place I have tried so many times to portray in black and white, thinking color to be a distraction. I discovered the latter was not true.
A fews years ago on my annual visit home all the elements came together to make this series. Seemingly in the space of a few weeks my work was done. However, this was far from true. My projects do not materialize out of thin air. They first linger in the far reaches of my mind. They are the result of looking, and looking again over an extended period of time.
Ultimately, I discovered that what drew me to this landscape is its quiet beauty. It is not a place of grand vistas. It is a place of everyday walks. It is the experience of seeing a splash of yellow in the midst of brown, or watching the dance of red and yellow between green. It is the punctuation of a blue door behind tangled vines, or a bold red door juxtaposed to a post of white. This series is an attempt to capture the extraordinary in the ordinary, and to delight in the music of color whether in nature’s sculptural elements or human.
Born in Cambridge, England, Jacqueline Walters is a fine art photographer based in San Francisco. Since 2009 her work has been exhibited in the San Francisco Bay Area at Corden|Potts Gallery, Rayko Photo Center, Santa Clara University, and The Center for Photographic Arts; in Oregon at LightBox Photographic Gallery; in New York at the SOHO Photo Gallery; in Massachusetts at the Griffin Museum of Photography; as well as many other galleries in the United States, and internationally at the Complesso Monumentale del San Giovanni, Catanzaro, Italy, and The 11th Shanghai International Photographic Festival: Invitation Exhibition, Shanghai, China. Her work has been published in SHOTS magazine, Black and White Magazine, and AAP Magazine. Jacqueline’s work is part of private collections nationally and internationally.
Hear Jacqueline in her own words and see images from her series At the Edge of the Fens
View Jacqueline Walters Website
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