September 12, 2013–November 10, 2013
Opening reception Sept 25th, 2013 6:30 – 8:00
Bremner Benedict has been photographing her daughter moving from youth to maturity in settings that portray her on-going experience with the landscape.
A series of her photographs, Re-imagining Eden, is featured in the Griffin Museum at the Stoneham Theatre in Stoneham, MA, September 12 through November 10, 2013. It runs parallel to the theater’s productions “Seminar” and “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde.”
A reception is September 25, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Benedict graduated from New York University and earned a BFA at Western Washington University. She also studied at the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley College and at the Maine Photographic Workshops Residency Program.
"Today, we are involved in a vast cultural shift where our direct experience of nature is being replaced by a virtual one," Benedict says. "How this ultimately will affect our society’s attitudes towards nature and its resources is a question for our modern era."
"The arc of my daughter’s participation – from childlike fascination to wistful fantasy to disengagement – is a metaphor for society’s move away from identifying with nature," she says. "It corresponds to our greater separation from the natural world."
Benedict will informally talk about her work at the gallery opening on September 25, 2013.
The Stoneham Theatre is open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 1-6 p.m., and one hour before each theater performance. The gallery can be accessed through the Stoneham Theatre's lobby at 395 Main Street in Stoneham, MA.
The Stoneham Theatre is a professional nonprofit regional theater that presents eight shows a year. For more information, visit www.stonehamtheatre.org.