Griffin Atelier Gallery

Plant Life
Joan Fitzsimmons
June 11, 2015-June 29, 2015
Opening reception June 11, 2015 7 – 8:30 PM
Members talk 6:15 Joan Fitzsimmons


Joan Fitzsimmons


Joan Fitzsimmons

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Joan Fitzsimmons says that she tries to grow plants. “I attempted to grow wheat grass, later basil, but could only document my failures.”

Fitzsimmons’ series, Plant Life, is featured in the Atelier Gallery at the Griffin Museum of Photography June 11th through June 29th, 2015. An opening reception will take place on June 11th, 2015 from 7-8:30pm. Joan Fitzsimmons will lead a gallery talk for members at 6:15. The talk and reception are free and open to the public.

“Ultimately the seeds did germinate,” states Fitzsimmons. “They did grow, and the plants were beautiful; but ultimately I was unable to sustain them. However, I view them as not just a failure, but also perseverance. Whether they thrive or not, the photographs hold their own enigma.”

Joan Fitzsimmons is a fine art photographer and educator based in Connecticut. She has had solo exhibitions across the United States. Her work is held in many museum collections as well as in private collections.