Accomplished photographer Vivien Goldman will exhibit her work at the Jacob Edwards Library during the month of August 2012. Please join us for a reception and meet the artist on Thursday, August 2nd, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. All welcome! Light refreshments will be served.
I am fascinated by things inside and outside and the underlying forces that drive us – the desires, fears, loves – that move us, one way or another.
I like photographing the inside of old buildings and the things I find there, often single objects illuminated, briefly, by light from a nearby window. These photographs were inspired in part by Pablo Neruda’s poems, Odes to Common Things, that celebrate the ordinary things of everyday live and carry within them the stories, real or imagined, of the people who used them. The common things in these photographs are repositories of history, of objects in the lives of strangers that are made new again by my own presence and my own purposes.
I still photograph with film. The large 4x5 format suits my purposes for reflection, a meditative-like process that takes me out of our electronic world and gives me a sense of solitude and possibility.
“A sequence of photographs…functions as
a little drama of dreams with a memory.”
Minor White, Boston, 1966
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