February 10 through May 1, 2011
The opening reception is Feb 17, 2011 from 5-8:30 PM. It is open to all.
CHALLENGING VISION Photographs by Barbara Crane
February 10 through May 1, 2011
The opening reception is Feb 17, 2011 from 5-8:30 PM. It is open to all.Gallery tour with Barbara Crane at 5pm, Rita Maas at 6:15 and open reception at 7.
For more than 60 years, Barbara Crane has been stretching the boundaries of photography through single images, sequences, grids, and scrolls that range in size from intimate to grand.
A retrospective of her work, Challenging Vision, is featured in the Main Gallery of the Griffin Museum February 10 through May 1. An opening reception is February 17.
The photographs range from her early studies of human form through her chronicles of Chicago city life to her explorations of nature. They are dynamic, bold, and abstract depictions of the rural and urban, the familiar and esoteric.
“The issues in my work are often of similar nature with an abstract edge,” says Crane. “Though I build on past experience, I attempt to eradicate previous habits of seeing and thinking. I keep searching for what is visually new to me while always hoping that a fusion of form and content will take place.”
When Challenging Visionwas on display at the Amon Carter Museum in Texas in 2009, senior curator of photographs John Rohrbach said, “Barbara Crane has long been one of America’s most influential teachers and respected artists. Her highly experimental and tremendously varied photographs animatedly challenge photography’s very character as a descriptive tool. This show exudes her infectious energy and imagination. Anyone who sees it will never look at photographs the same way again.”
Crane, of Chicago, studied at Mills College in California, completing her bachelor degree in art history at New York University. She received a master’s of science degree from the Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Crane began teaching photography in 1964 and soon joined the faculty of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she retired as a professor emeritus in 1995. The opening reception is February 17, 7-8:30 p.m. The public is welcome. Prior to the reception, Barbara Crane gives an informal tour of her exhibition, Challenging Vision, in the Main Gallery, 5-6:15 p.m. Fee is $7; free to museum members. Rita Maas presents a members-only gallery talk on her exhibit, At Home, which is in the Atelier Gallery, 6:15 p.m.
A panel discussion with photographers Barbara Crane, Rita Maas, and Svjetlana Tepavcevic (The Sea Inside: Portrait of Waves, a multimedia presentation on view in the Atelier Gallery) is February 18, 7-8:30 p.m. They talk about their photographic journeys and the influences that led to the imagery on view at the museum. The discussion is facilitated by Archy LaSalle, photographer, educator and member of the Griffin Museum board. Fee is $7; free to museum members
The Griffin Museum of Photography is open Tuesday through Thursday, 11 am – 5 pm; Friday 11 am – 4 pm; and Saturday and Sunday, noon – 4 pm. The Museum is closed on Monday. Admission is $7 for adults; $3 for seniors. Members and children under 12 are admitted free. Admission is free to all every Thursday. For more information, call 781-729-1158.
|The Griffin Museum of Photography is happy to be showing the group’s photographs from Harvey Stein’s ‘Photographing People’ workshop this summer, alongside Harvey’s current exhibit in the Main Gallery. Exhibitors include: Alice Shafer, Steve Johnson, Maria Yanoshak, Leandra MacLennan, Kevin Belanger, Harvey Avidon, Christina Moseley, Allen Palmer, Caleb Clapp, Chris Noble and Suzanne Hanson.|
The Griffin Museum is in its sixth year of hosting: PhotoSynthesis, a Collaboration between the Boston Arts Academy and Winchester High School. Seniors from each of these high schools meet several times during the year to work on their own photographic projects and hear what other photographers have to say about their work. In the fall, Barbara Norfleet met the students at BAA and this week, Chris Zedano from New York presented his series “Staple St.” along with newer bodies of work. We also set up his lighting scenario—which inspired all of us with his use of just one light. Please visit his website: www.chriszedano.com to see more! And thank you, to Chris and Rebekka for all of their help in setting up this experience!
|From Staple St. series|
|Chris Zedano sets up a quick photo shoot in the Griffin|
|Matthew Nighswander from the 16th Juried Show|
|Gabriel Benaim from the 16th Juried Show|
|Monika Merva from the 16th Juried Show|
|Francine Zaslow: Food Cycles talk|
|Image by Francine Zaslow|
|Lecture on November 17th with publisher David R. Godine out of Boston, MA.|
|Bobbie Norfleet’s images: 2008 and ,|
|Sam Sweezy and Rania Matar join us for the talk.|
|Sam Sweezy, Mickey Telamaque, Barbara Norfleet, Robert Gillis, Rania Matar and Paula Tognarelli.|
|Bobbie’s most recent work with swamps.|
|Laurie Lambrecht, Paula Tognarelli and Victoria Munroe share some laughs in the gallery. “From the Studio of Roy Lichtenstein” is showing in the Griffin Museum’s Atelier Gallery and also at Victoria Munroe Fine Arts in Boston.|
|Guests check out Harvey Stein’s “Artists Observed: 1980-1985″ in the Main Gallery.|
|Laurie shares what it was like to make this body of work.|
|Folks gather around to hear more about Laurie and Roy.|
|Photographer Harvey Stein answers some questions for member Carol Keller.|
|Doug Cogger and Lee Griffin are excited to have the joyful Lisa Tang Liu speak at the museum.|
|Lisa Tang Liu shares her work with everyone at her Senior Sunday presentation. Once a month, we invite an artist to come and speak about their work. We are sponsored by Salter Healthcare and New Horizons. Thanks!|
|Potential buyers peruse the work in the Hallmark Institute’s auction on November 12th.|
|The ever so magnetic auctioneer.|
|Christopher Rauschenberg surrounded by his work and good people at the opening on September 9th.|
|Happy to explain, Chris Rauschenberg in the Main Gallery with his work “Marche aux Puces”|
|Hold your wine cups with your teeth and give Fred Sway a round of applause for presenting his work “Porch Light”|
|Stella Johnson and Neal Rantoul share some news at the opening.
All photos are taken by our event photographer Walter Finneran.