Griffin Gallery

The Abductees
Cassandra Klos
July 14, 2016–August 28, 2016

An opening reception will take place on July 14th, 2016 from 7-8:30pm


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Cassandra Klos tells the story of Betty and Barney Hill, “…an interracial couple whose lives were forever altered after their controversial alien abduction in 1961. Abducted at night while driving through the White Mountains of New Hampshire, the Hills’ were ridiculed and cast out of their community when the news broke to the local media.” “Without any ‘real’ proof, the experience they endured would only live in the Hills’ minds as memories.”

Klos’ series, The Abductees, is featured in the Griffin Gallery at the Griffin Museum of Photography July 14th through August 28th, 2016. An opening reception will take place on July 14th, 2016 from 7-8:30pm. Cassandra Klos will lead a members’ talk that will be scheduled at a later date. The reception is free and open to the public.

“The project, “The Abductees,” uses archival documentation of their case and historical references from the era of which they lived to create a portal into the Hills’ version of this story,” says Klos. “The authenticity of a photograph not only creates a moment bound in truth, but demands for atonement for the hardships Betty and Barney faced during their lifetime.”

Cassandra Klos (b. 1991) is a Boston-based artist. Born and raised in New Hampshire, she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2014 from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Her projects focus on negotiating truth from fiction as well as the psychological ties that bind memories to imagery. Her photographs have been featured in group exhibitions across the northeast region of the United States and in solo exhibitions at the Piano Craft Gallery in Boston, Massachusetts and the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, Massachusetts. She is the first prize recipient of the Yousuf Karsh Prize in Photography, a 2015 Magenta Foundation Emerging Photographer Winner, and was the 2015 artist-in-residence at the Mars Desert Research Station in Hanksville, Utah.