Opening Reception: Thursday, January 12 from 6pm to 8pm
The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County celebrates the opening of Post Memory: Photographs of a Certain Place and Time with a public reception on January 12, from 6 to 8pm. This exhibition brings together four artists – Bonnie Collier, Kaitlin Jensco, Muriel Hasbun, and Miriam Mörsel Nathan – whose photo-based work explores the ways that memories and personal histories can be reclaimed, reconstructed, and reimagined. The artists in this exhibition embrace a variety of processes and techniques. Archival photographs and documents are manipulated, juxtaposed, and embellished. Fragments of scenes obscured by movement and light are offered up. Together, the works suggest loss, nostalgia, and a desire to pay tribute to persons, places, and moments past.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Bonnie Collier is a visual artist based in Boyds, Maryland. “Memory” is the theme of her current series of digital images that juxtapose and contrast her photographs of 19th century structures altered by time and neglect with formal portraits of people who were photographed in the late 19th century. She received her MFA from George Washington University.
Muriel Hasbun was born in San Salvador, El Salvador. Her expertise as an artist and as an educator focuses on issues of cultural identity and memory. She received a MFA in Photography (1989) from George Washington University and an AB in French Literature (1983), cum laude, from Georgetown University.
Kaitlin Jencso is a photographer from Southern Maryland. She draws upon her rural upbringing on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay to present the world around her. Kaitlin graduated with a BFA from the Corcoran College of Art + Design in 2012. She won Best Fine Art Series at FotoWeek DC in 2014 and received an honorable mention in Best Single Fine Art Image.
Miriam Mörsel Nathan’s work reflects the elusive nature of memory and its landscape of fragmentation, absence, and vulnerability. She has been awarded fellowships in Visual Arts and Poetry from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and also received an Individual Artist Grant from the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County. Born in the Dominican Republic, Miriam currently lives and works in Maryland.
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Betty Mae Kramer Gallery is located at 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD. For more information, visit www.bettymaekramergallery.com.