BOSTON (February 19, 2014) — Simmons College presents Like Water: Photographs by Mary Lang from March 17 — April 17 at the Trustman Art Gallery, located on the fourth floor, Main College Building, 300 The Fenway in Boston. A reception from 5:30—7:30 p.m. will be held on Wednesday, March 19; Mary Lang will present an artist talk at 6:00 p.m. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.
For 10 years, Mary Lang has used water as a vehicle for her exploration into the impermanent and intangible. Her meditative and chimerical works of uncertain scale and place allow one to pause and draw a long breath. The photographs, with views of reflections of clouds, detritus on water or the beading of water on a window screen, are disorienting in their ephemeral quality. They are composed with edges not defined — what is reflected or "real" becomes tricky. We just don't know. Yet they draw us in with their calm beauty. Her C-prints abstractly mirror the world.
These photographs are a bridge to the ineffable. They seem out of time and place. As a photographer, Lang is rooted in the world — yet her subject matter seems not to be about physical description, but rather a sense of wonder and a release of the ego into a larger and more mysterious place.
The Lunchtime Lecture Series will continue in the Gallery on April 1 from 12:30—1:30 p.m. with Assistant Psychology Professor Kristin Dukes. The subject of her talk is Discerning Eye: Social Psychology of Perception.
Trustman Gallery hours are 10 a.m.—4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Gallery is free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible. For more information, contact Marcia Lomedico at 617-521-2268, or visit the Trustman Art Gallery website at www.simmons.edu/trustman.
Image: Mary Lang, Charles River Esplanade, Boston, MA, 2007. Type C print, 20" x 30" Courtesy of Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA.
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