A Nursery Rhyme for You
A Solo Show by Vanessa Filley
Fine art photographer Vanessa Filley creates a love letter to mothers and childhood with her carefully constructed images. Her work speaks to the power of a mother to shape a child's understanding and experience of the world and the love that lies within that relationship. Her images are inspired by a longing to bring the world of childhood imagination into being, to capture some of the enchantment from stories that begin once upon a time, but do not necessarily end happily. Each image or group of images reference a story, a dream, a friendship, a fairytale, the natural world or current events and sometimes a combination of these sources. The stories include a riff on scary clowns, a bit about a green tea party, an image of disillusion with consumer culture, and a story of women in positions of power manifest in a unicorn queen amongst other narratives. All of Filley's images are thoughtfully created with an eye to color and texture and the possibility of magical thinking.
Also on exhibit in November:
A Landscape Photography Show Curated by Garrett Baumer
The show features work by Jasmine Clark, Chelsea Darter, Ethan Jones and Scott Vahan Tavitian.
The exhibitionS will be on view at Perspective Gallery from November 2nd through November 26th, 2017. There will be an opening reception for all the artists on Saturday, November 4th from 5-7 p.m. An artist talk is scheduled for November 16th at 7 p.m. All events are free and open to the public.