Peaches and Penumbras
Photographs by Barbara Ford Doyle
January 9, 2014-March 2, 2014
Opening reception January 23, 2014 7-8:30 PM
Members talk 6:15 Denyse Murphy
Barbara Ford Doyle was inspired by her husband’s attempt to save his garden crops from freezing. Out of cutting peppers in half to make relish came the idea for “Peaches and Penumbras.”
"For my photographs in this series, I interpret the word penumbras to insinuate the secrets that nature hides within," says Barbara Ford Doyle..
All of Doyle’s photographs are photo transfers onto DASS Stone Paper, a heavy limestone and resin, waterproof substrate. Doyle applies gel solution directly to inked DASS film, similar to Polaroid emulsion transfers. The "skin" can be stretched and pushed while it is still fluid.
"Just as each of my subjects is unique by nature, each of my transfers has a peculiar characteristic," Doyle says.
Ms. Doyle is a resident of Chatham, MA. She attended the University of Massachusetts and Southern Connecticut University majoring in Art Education. A former art teacher in the Massachusetts public schools, Doyle gives workshops on contemporary photographic imaging processes. She is a member of ArtSynergies, Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, Provincetown Arts Association and Museum, Printmakers of Cape Cod, and Cotuit Center for the Arts.
Barbara Ford Doyle will be giving a workshop and talk at the Griffin Museum in February 2014.
Denyse Murphy will give a members’ talk at 6:15 PM before the exhibit opening on January 23, 2014 at 7 PM.