HEMPHILL Hosts Book Signing & Print Viewing: PHOTOSCAPES AND THE EGG by Patricia Z. Smith

By Editorial Team on January 23, 2023
Patricia Z. Smith, Photoscapes 7 / Ode to Hilma, 2022, archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper, 16 x 20 inches, edition of 15 with 4 APs
Event: Saturday, January 28 at 3pm

Join HEMPHILL on Saturday, January 28 to meet Patricia Z. Smith and view prints from her recent publication PHOTOSCAPES AND THE EGG.

RSVP: gallery@hemphillartworks.com

PHOTOSCAPES AND THE EGG is an intimate book to be savored and kept nearby, perhaps on a coffee table because of its sheer beauty. Inside its robin’s egg blue cloth cover are improvised photos of objects, nature, and art, each matched with a photo of an egg inside a cosmic circle with personalities from the calm ethereal to the hot aggressive. In full, there are more than 90 stunning color prints.

The match of phenomena and eggs alludes to the dance of the material world with the invisible “birthing source” represented by the egg. Accompanying text and poems bring stories to the dance.

The juxtapositions evoke surprise, insight, emotions, hope, and refreshment. They make wry jokes and touch on realities beyond the obvious. This book contains unabashed gentleness and spiritual toughness without pretense.

PHOTOSCAPES AND THE EGG sprang from the mind of Patricia Z. Smith, a photographer and writer with extensive life experience and a lifelong pull to meld the physical with the esoteric.

Abaout the Author
Patricia Z. Smith, 79, is a photographer, poet, and social activist. She was founder-director (and documentary director) of the first social network connecting women globally for secure private conversations. She documented poverty across the US, taught photography at the Smithsonian Institution and had one-person exhibits of her photographs.

Gallery Hours:

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday: 12pm – 5pm
  • Thursday: 12pm – 7pm

HEMPHILL is located at 434 K Street NW.