May 16 – July 12, 2022
Artist Reception - June 23, 2022 6.30 to 8pm
Online Artist Talk - June 29, 2022 7 to 8pm
I spent a lot of time daydreaming in my childhood.
Lying on my back, I was enveloped by the grasses and wildflowers of the meadow behind my home. Time moved at a slower pace, stretching out in long afternoons for contemplating the natural treasures which surrounded me. I acquired a vocabulary of flowers, from simple daisies and violets to the complexities of jewel weed and Queen Anne’s lace. At that point in my life, I was unaware of the generations of writers, artists and photographers inspired by these fields. Only much later did I learn of the work of Thoreau, Singer Sargent, J Alden Weir, Mary Oliver, and Eliot Porter who had found poetry in similar landscapes.
Today, I can get lost in the intricacy of dandelion heads gone to seed, or light streaming through the petals of buttercups. My work explores the wild flora of my native New England as I wander the meadows and woodlands which surround me. Through a series of layered scans of flowers, seedpods, leaves and grasses, I create fantastical “imagined gardens”, in defiance of seasons and microclimates. I find these roadside natives to have an exuberant beauty and grace often lacking in their cultivated companions, and admire their visual fragility which masks a surprising hardiness. As the built environment encroaches upon open space, and climate change threatens the diversity of our native species, I find it compelling to look closely and bear witness to the glory and resilience of this native botany before it disappears under more pavement.
About Marcy Juran
Marcy Juran is a visual artist with a practice that includes photography, encaustic and handmade paper. Juran’s focus explores themes of memory, myth, and the passage of time, combining personal narratives with the natural environs of her native New England. Her images have been recognized both nationally and internationally, and exhibited widely in galleries including the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Soho Photo Gallery, the Amarillo Museum of Art, Sohn Fine Art, the Davis Orton Gallery, the Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts, the SE Center for Photography, and the A Smith Gallery, as well as many regional galleries in New England. Her work has been published in the publications Fraction, Lenscratch and Don’t Take Pictures. In 2021, her body of work Family History | Family Mystery was awarded an Honorable Mention in the exhibition 30 OVER 50|In Context at the Center for Fine Art Photography by juror Arnika Dawkins, as well as being awarded First Place in the 16th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards for Digital Manipulation & Collage. Her book, Saltmarsh Seasons, was selected for inclusion in the Eighth Annual Self-published Photobook Show (2017) at the Davis Orton Gallery and the Griffin Museum of Photography.
Juran holds an A.B. from Brown University, with a concentration in Studio Art, focused on printmaking, with additional studies in graphic design, printmaking, and photography at the Rhode Island School of Design, Cranbrook, and the Maine Media Workshops. She is an exhibiting member of the New Canaan Society for the Arts, the Rowayton Arts Center, and the Ridgefield Guild of Artists, and works from her studio in Westport, Connecticut.
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