A Juried Photographic Exhibition
February 25th – April 5th
Saturday, March 8th from 7-9 p.m.
(Snow Date: March 15th. Please Call If In Doubt)
Gallery Seven presents “About Face” a photographic exhibition juried by Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director and Curator at the Grifﬁn Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA and Nick Johnson co-owner of Gallery Seven and instructor at the New England School of Photography in Boston. Over 150 images were submitted and 28 were chosen by the jurors.
From infancy to old age the human face has always held great fascination for artists. But not until the advent of photography did we fee that we were really looking at that person. This response is of course more emotional than factual. Photographs can be created using different lenses, different sources of manipulations thus rendering the photograph equally as suspect as paintings or drawings or sculptures. This fact is evident in Gallery Sevenʼs show of portraits, “About Face”. There are rustic images of weathered faces, images of women whose faces have been stylized and smoothed over, images of infants and children, and despite the various styles and techniques on display in this exhibition, there remains that one universal theme that we can always relate to. No matter how itʼs been depicted or manipulated by the artist, we look into these photographs, they look back at us and we see ourselves.
Artists: Chuck Beisch, Barbara Burr, Catherine Caddigan, Bill Davison, Pippi Ellison, Will Faraci, Michael Frassinelli, Ed Friedman, Erik Gehring, Lauren Geshel, Marv Goldschmitt, Ruby Hazzard, Michael Joseph, Ron Labbe, Rebecca Middleton, Bruce D. Millet, Astrid Reischwitz, Nancy Roberts, Katya Rosenzweig, and Tony Schwartz.
BEST IN SHOW: Bruce D. Millet
HONORABLE MENTIONS: Lauren Geshel & Tony Schwartz