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August 6, 2013
AUGUST NEO
Paper Work: Jerry Reed
 
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Jerry Reed, Paper Work 11, 2011.  

 

Jerry Reed constructs paper sculptures, which he illuminates with hard light and photographs. The result is Reed's cleverly titled Paper Work, a series of lyrical and intriguing abstract photographs in black and white. Though highly formal, Paper Work engages with broader topics, such as social responsibility and avant-garde experimentation.

  

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COLLECTORS FOCUS

In Conversation with Harold Feinstein at Panopticon Gallery  
Moderated by Jim Fitts
Thursday, August 8, 2013, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Panopticon Gallery, 502c Commonwealth Ave, Boston
FREE
RSVP is required for this event due to limited space, please email info@prcboston.org
 
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Join Panopticon Gallery and the PRC for an intimate gallery talk featuring Harold Feinstein and Jim Fitts. Feinstein will discuss his life and work from the current show at Panopticon, Harold Feinstein: A Coney Island Summer. This exhibition showcases many of his classic black & white images from Coney Island that appeared in his monograph Harold Feinstein: A Retrospective recently awarded one of the "Best Photobooks of 2013" in the PDN Photo Annual. 
 
Image: Harold Feinstein, Man wearing Coney Island Hat, Coney Island, 1955.
 

UPCOMING EXHIBITION

Framed: 

Identity and the Photographic Portrait  

Caleb Cole, Myra Greene, Lorenzo Triburgo 
September 3 - October 12, 2013 
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 12, 2013, 6:30-8pm 
PRC Gallery, 832 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 
 
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Lorenzo Triburgo, Ocean Breeze (Seven), from the series Transportraits, 2009/2013.  Lorenzo Triburgo, 2009.
 
As a means of exploring issues of identity, contemporary artists have been using photography to examine aspects of themselves and others. In the age of the Internet, avatars, online personalities and profiles, as well as obsessive online documentation of one's activities and characteristics, identity has become more fluid, pluralistic, multifaceted, detailed and yet, at times, illusive and elusive. The artists featured in Framed rely on photography's promise to present "truth" or "reality" to explore, reveal, and conceal aspects of the complex subject of identity. In some cases, the artists rely on photography's promise to present "reality" to create and authenticate fictitious identities or role-playing. Overall, the artists in this exhibition challenge our beliefs and assumptions about identity and the photographic portrait.

  


UPCOMING EXHIBITION

Collier Heights: Lydia A. Harris

September 3 - October 12, 2013 
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 12, 2013, 6:30-8pm 
PRC Gallery, 832 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 
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Collier Heights is a neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia that was developed, financed, designed, and constructed in the 1950s and 1960s predominantly by and for African Americans. In addition to portraits of homeowners, Lydia Harris' photographs of rooms reflect the social, historical, and cultural uses of space. Her poignant documentary photographs, in the words of the artist, "tell a story of the Collier Heights community-the interconnected lives, from the beginning when the residents had few other choices of where to live to the present when their neighborhood has been recognized for its architecture and the tight knit bonds among its residents."
 
Image: Lydia A. Harris, Philpot, from the series Collier Heights, 2013.

 


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PRC Summer Appeal  

 

Our fall programs depend on your support during the summer! 
 
The summer is when your support is most needed so that we can continue offering the exhibitions and programs that are so vital to our members. Upcoming highlights include the fall exhibition, Framed: Identity and the Photographic Portrait, curated by Francine Weiss, a workshop on portrait photography with Rania Matar, and a lecture by David Hilliard. Our ever-popular Nights at the PRC will feature portrait, surreal, and food photography.
 
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Jerry Berndt (1943-2013): A Remembrance by Eugene Richards

  

"It's been about two weeks since I and about twenty other people received an email that began, "Jerry left us for good earlier this week." The Jerry being referred to was my longtime friend, the photographer Jerry Berndt; the author of the email was Marie-Pascale, his wife, who, I would come to learn later, was writing at a time when the stress and sense of sorrow was overwhelming. Still the terse and enigmatic email sent many of those who received it into a confused state of both knowing and not knowing, of hoping against hope that we'd misunderstood her words."

  

Read full remembrance to Jerry Berndt on Eugene Richard's blog >> 


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