Marjorie Salvaterra, HER

Marjorie Salvaterra is a fine art photographer who according to Aline Smithson of Lenscratch “examines the journey of a woman as wife, mother, and person of the world.” Her images reveal “a fine line between sanity and insanity,” according to Virginia Heckart, Associate Curator of Photography at The Getty Center.

Salvaterra’s series, Her, is featured in the Griffin Gallery at the Griffin Museum July 10 through August 31, 2014. An opening reception with the artist is July 10, 7-8:30 p.m.

Ms. Salvaterra says that she takes inspiration from her own life in her photographs. “I try hard to do the best I can in all the roles of my life,” she says. “Sometimes on a certain day or a certain time of day, I am less than successful. My greatest achievement is as wife and mother of two.” She makes her home in Los Angeles, California.

“Marjorie remains for me a compelling new photographer,” says Kathleen Clark of the Eyeist. “She is capable of both poignancy and a buoyant sense of the absurd.”

A gallery talk by Aline Smithson will take place at 5:30 p.m. on July 10, 2014, prior to the opening reception for all exhibits. Members are free. Nonmembers $7. The reception is free to all.