November 18 – January 23, 2011
Opening reception is Opening Nov 18, 2010, 7-8:30 p.m. All are welcome
As a photographer, Jason Landry’s interest has extended beyond capturing images to collecting them.
“One way or another, almost everyone has collected photographs,” Landry says. “Whether it be snapshots gathered into a photo album, framed family photographs hung on the wall, or Polaroids clipped on the refrigerator door, all of these displays define various acts of collecting.”
And, he says, “New technologies such as the digital camera and camera-enabled cell phones have allowed people to capture and archive millions of pictures every day.”
A series of his photographs, The Collectors, is featured in the Griffin Gallery at the Griffin Museum November 18 through January 23. An opening reception is November 18.
In The Collectors, Landry says, “I created intimate portraits of photography collectors, gallery owners, and art patrons among their collections. Not only was I trying to see how people lived and interacted with their art, but whether there was a difference between the gaze of the photographer versus that of the collector and if there was a unifying thread that connect people who collect.”
Landry is a photographer, photography collector, and owner of the Panopticon Gallery in Boston, MA. His photographs have been exhibited widely, are in numerous private collections, and in the collection of the Addison Gallery of American Art in Andover, MA.