What a treat to have 4 of my cyanotype images at the
Lonsdale Gallery for the 2020 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival in
Toronto. The gallery has worked hard to
adapt the exhibition, Salonsdale: Rebel Lens,
to the current Covid-19 restrictions and is offering gallery viewings by
appointment, an online gallery, as well as curbside pickup of artwork.
The images the gallery selected are characteristic of the alternative processes prints I make as I continue to look for answers to Life’s Unanswerable Questions. Sometimes I wish that I could just make a picture of the pretty flowers in my garden. Maybe someday.
If you are in Johnson City, Texas during August, 2019, please go visit the A Smith Gallery . Besides a room set up with my “What Did Butterflies Remember?” installation you will enjoy the work of other photographic artists supported by Gallery Directors, Amanda Smith and Kevin Tulley.
In “What did Butterflies Remember?”, I have used transformations of butterflies to
explore the severity of what we all may be facing….a world where what is left
is a carapace of our respective beings.
associate butterflies with felicity and delicate beauty. I borrowed precisely
this kind of image from my husband’s tropical butterfly photography
collection. His generosity provided the
source images for my psychological ruminations of what non-existence could mean.
researching the role of the butterfly in folk lore and mythology I came across
stories of butterflies said to be able to pass between the world of the living
and the world of the dead. They were
attributed with being the souls of, or carrying the souls of, the human dead.
For me, the next obvious question was, “Do butterflies themselves have souls?”
We do, so why not other creatures? From
that point on it became clear to me that this work is not only about what the
butterfly’s soul will remember, but my own as well, as we experience our
March 7 -
April 21, 2018
Opening Reception |
Thursday, March 8th, 5-7 pm
ARTIST TALK | SUNDAY, APRIL 15TH, 3-4 PM
“This exhibition space is a psychological visual
narrative about our experiences when confronting questions that have no
answers. Placed in the metaphorical context of trying to understand our
physical and temporal place in the Universe perhaps will give insight
into why we are here.”
- Jeannie Hutchins
In Between Earth and Orion, Jeannie Hutchins’ pushes the boundaries of
traditional photography. The artist prints on silk and experiments with
cyanotype and gum bichromate processes to create a visual world layered
with mystery and psychological exploration. Each multidimensional piece
changes depending on the angle of view and her installations rely
heavily on the movement of air and natural light to exist. Hutchins’
deeply personal body of work embraces the idea that some questions
indeed have no answers, but making art might unearth valuable knowledge
about the universe.
Click here for more information on the exhibition
Portland, ME 04101
Wednesday - Saturday: 12-5pm
First Friday Art Walk: 12-8pm
Also available by appointment
PhoPa Gallery is committed to exhibiting (pho)tographs and
works on (pa)per by Maine-based artists, emerging to established,
seen in Portland.
PhoPa is an
initiative of Maine Media Workshops + College, a
school in Rockport, Maine that educates and inspires
visual artists and storytellers. www.mainemedia.edu
Along with a couple of friends, Cindy Beams and Sal Taylor Kydd, we are hosting an opening reception featuring our photography work at Pascal Hall, 86 Pascal Ave. in Rockport, Maine from 5 to 7pm on Friday August 11, 2017. We hope you can come!