September 5 – September 28, 2019
Reception September 8, 2019 4 - 6 PM
The Photography Atelier 30 will showcase at the Griffin from September 5 – September 28, 2019. The reception will take place on September 8, 2019 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM. At the same time Gordon Stettinius’ Miss Americana and Sal Taylor Kydd’s Janus Rising run from Sept 5 – October 20, 2019 with receptions on September 8, 2019 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM and October 10, 2019.
The Atelier is a course for intermediate and advanced photographers offered by the Griffin Museum of Photography. You are invited to come view the photographs at the Griffin Museum, 67 Shore Road, Winchester, MA 01890.
Photography Atelier Instructor and Photographer Meg Birnbaum shared, “The Photography Atelier has such a long and rich history, I’m honored to be leading this workshop for emerging photographers with Julie Williams-Krishnan assisting. The talent among the 23members of this group show is varied and inspiring — from our relationship with architecture, photographic gestures, conceptual ideas, abstracted imagery, identity, color, light and objects, the landscape/natural world, metaphor, street scenes and portraits — the show is very satisfying feast for the eyes and soul.”
The 23 photographers of Photography Atelier 30 include: Stephanie Arnett, Larry Bruns, Lee Cott, Sue D’Arcy Fuller, Shravan Elapavuluru, David Feigenbaum, Susan Green, Don Harbison, Jackie Heitchue, Betsey Henkels, J. Jorj Lark, Marcy Juran, Jeff Larason, Frederica Matera, Michele Manting, Michael King, Connie Lowell, Scott Newell, David Poovu, Katalina Simon, Mike Slurzberg, Guy Washburn and Julie Williams-Krishnan.
Stephanie Arnett – Title: Self Portrait in 4 Seasons and 360-Degrees -Stephanie Arnett’s Self Portrait in 4 Seasons and 360-Degrees use spherical panoramic techniques to construct identity from the artist’s perspective.
Lawrence Bruns – Title: Mannequins – Mannequins, that are merged with reflections off of storefront windows which portray the street scenes itself, create mysterious, unexpected and multidimensional images.
Lee Cott – Title: Not Quite Architecture – These impressionist images consider photography as an alternative representation of reality and recollection.
Sue D’Arcy Fuller – Title: The Journey is the Destination -Sue D’Arcy Fuller’s images of maps frozen in ice represent preserving past adventures and explorations.
Shravan Elapavuluru – Title: Contemplate -My project, Contemplate captures moments in space that encourage us to look inwards to find meaning rather than to seek it in what we see.
David Feigenbaum – Title: I am my Hands – Feigenbaum’s images invite the viewer to give more than ordinary attention to poses of the human hand, its mirrored reflection, and objects that fall within its grasp.
Susan Green – Title: The Light You Left Behind –The Light You Left Behind explores the concept of home with an abstraction of bold colors and shapes from otherwise ordinary settings and of discovering magic in the mundane.
Don Harbison – Title: Found Father – “These photographs attempt to express the emotional turmoil of reconstructing my father’s last years of life sixty-seven years later. Creating these images has helped me discover and establish a new relationship with a man I never knew, my father.”
Jackie Heitchue – Title: The Poetry of Mushrooms – These tiny vignettes portray mushrooms in domestic scenes meant to tell stories of a real or imagined past. Each portrait is a prayer, a spell I cast in search of feelings remembered or wished for.
Betsey Henkels – Title: Floral Disarrangement – “My photographs celebrate the beauty of the undersides, stems, spikes and samaras of trees and flowers”.
L. Jorj Lark – Title: Reflections, Refractions, and Interactions – L. Jorj Lark photographs the nexus between humans and environment in an effort to comprehend consequences.
Marcy Juran – Title: Myth, Memory, and Violets – “Myth, Memory and Violets is a visual re-imagining, exploring iconic moments and imagery of my family mythology, creating a metaphoric narrative set in the context of my native New England.”
Jeff Larason – Title: Andre and Elizabeth -Reimagining the love of Andre and Elizabeth Kertesz, together again
Frederica Matera – Title: The Woods at Faraway – Exploring and documenting a rain forest on the coast of Maine.
Michele Manting – Title: Innocence Lost -Using the vehicle of an American Doll knock-off, the project explores a range of dissonances arising among and because of the expectations, perceptions and two-dimensional realities within a throw-away society.
Michael King – Title: René Magritte and the Art of Illusion – Michael King’s portraits portray his son, Adam, trespassing in the surrealistic world of the painter René Magritte.
Connie Lowell – Title: Motion – Youth in Cars – Youth in Cars explores how young adults grow up in cars as they transition from dependence to independence and adolescence to adulthood.
Scott Newell – Title: Sand patterns at Crane Beach – The physical elements in the environment are somewhat randomly shaped by living and natural forces, occasionally resulting in evocative patterns.
David J. Poorvu – Title: Hiding in Plain Sight – Most of us recognize lichens on trees and rocks, but their amazing variety of shapes, colors and textures can only be seen when magnified. They are not plants but a composite organism of fungi and algae/bacteria.
Katalina Simon – Title: The Land Beyond the Forest – The Land Beyond the Forest is a series of rural tableaux depicting a fading way of life in rural Transylvania.
Mike Slurzberg – Title: Festival – Festival follows a music festival in Western Massachusetts over several years, looking at the audience as a small, temporary city.
Guy Washburn – Title: Les équivalents de la rivière – The project is an inquiry into the the subtler, deeper voice of the water.
Julie Williams-Krishnan – Title: Yesterday’s Flowers – Yesterday’s Flowers is a series of photographs of flowers that were used in the family home in South India for daily prayers.