CURRENT EXHIBITION & RECEPTION THURSDAY
The Doors of Perception: Vision and Innovation in Alternative ProcessesFeaturing work by Ron Cowie, Jesseca Ferguson, Gretjen Helene, Scott McMahon, Mark Osterman and France Scully Osterman, and Jerry SpagnoliFebruary 5 - March 23, 2013Opening Reception: Thursday, February 7, 2012, 6:30-8pmPRC Gallery, 832 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA
The Doors of Perception: Vision and Innovation in Alternative Processes showcases contemporary photographers working with a diverse range of historic, or alternative, photographic processes, such as pinhole photography, tintype, cyanotype, platinum printing, and gum bichromate, as well as liquid emulsion. Employing these photographic processes from the past to create unique handmade photographic objects, the artists in this exhibition reinvest the photograph with what critic Walter Benjamin feared would vanish in the age of reproduction: the "aura" of a work of art.
Image: Scott McMahon, Bloom, Tintype, 2003.
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An Evening at the PRC with Francine Weiss and Ron Cowie
Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
$35 General Public | $25 PRC Members
Ron Cowie, Ulysses from the series Leaving Babylon, Platinum print, 2008.
Join us in the PRC Gallery for an exclusive discussion of The Doors of Perception: Vision and Innovation in Alternative Processes, curated by Francine Weiss and featuring work by Ron Cowie. Weiss will explore the show's themes and address the special concerns of collecting alternative process works. Cowie, a master platinum printer and instructor at the New England School of Photography, will discuss how his images celebrate the temporality of life and examine the permanence of change and his techniques for producing prints.
Wine and light refreshments will be served.
Submissions Deadline: March 3, 2013, 11:59 pm EST
Submissions Open: February 11, 2013
Exhibition: June 4 - July 27, 2013
Opening Reception: June 4, 2013, 6:30 - 8 pm
Complete submission instructions and information will be available soon.
This year's juror is Karen Haas, the Lane Curator of Photographs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Exposure is the PRC's annual juried exhibition, open to emerging photographers across North America and beyond. Juror Karen Haas will select work by eight contemporary photographers to comprise the eighteenth iteration of this show.
MASTER CLASS - ONLY A FEW SPACES LEFT!
Vision and Voice: Master Class with Lisa Kessler
Mondays, March 4 - May 6, 2013, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
PRC Gallery, 832 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
$590 General Public | $550 Members
Limited to 10 students
This eight-week class focuses on producing a project photographed in the material world. Emphasis is placed on content and the process of articulating one's own vision- whether fine art or documentary-and honing one's individual voice. Participants may work on an on-going project, or begin a new one. The class will include group and individual critiques, and culminate in a final edited sequence of photographs.
Image: Lisa Kessler, The Nutcrackers from the series Seeing Pink.
PRC Seeks Volunteer Committee Members
We are excited to announce that we are searching for a few dedicated members to serve on three different PRC committees. Currently, the PRC Board of Directors and staff are active on numerous committees essential for the long term success of the organization, but we'd like to reach out to our membership to include your voices on the committees below. We need hands-on volunteers ready to jump in and work with us immediately through the completion of these programs. We hold both in-person meetings and phone conference calls.
Spring Fundraiser Committee
The PRC is planning a spring fundraising event to present a never-before-seen collection of work that we've acquired since we opened our doors in 1975. We'll present and sell this work at a special evening with collectors sometime between late April and early June. We seek members interested in fundraising and collecting. Please contact Glenn Ruga, Executive Director, at 617-975-0600 or [email protected] if you'd like to join this committee.
After conducting two successful auctions using a format that that has been in place for many years, the PRC Board of Directors is committed to developing a different format for this year's benefit auction/fundraiser. We are not yet ready to go public with our plans, but we do need more help from our membership to make this event a success. The event will happen sometime between mid-October to early November 2013. Please contact Glenn Ruga, Executive Director, at 617-975-0600 or [email protected] if you'd like to join this committee.
The PRC is establishing a brand new committee to focus on accessibility issues and working with diverse populations. If you are passionate about advocating for people with disabilities and chronic illnesses and if you want to see more inclusion in the PRC's programming, this committee is for you! Please contact Erin Wederbrook Yuskaitis, Program & Exhibition Manager, at 617-975-0600 [email protected] if you are interested in joining.
SATELLITE EXHIBITIONThe Space in Between
January 28 - March 22, 2013
Satellite Exhibition at Boston Properties Atlantic Wharf Gallery
290 Congress Street, Boston, MA
The Space in Between features artwork that focuses on societal built environments in urban settings. The images capture supposedly empty or vacant scenes in public spaces where humans are present without being pictured. The very absence of human subjects forces the viewer to contemplate the space in between these human-made structures. While firmly rooted in the 21st century, these photographs also portray a timeless feel, as if the artists froze the frame at the initial moment of abandonment, preserving a particular constructed expression of culture for generations to come.
Image: Lynn Saville, Pepsi Cola SIgn, 2008. Courtesy of Gallery Kayafas.
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