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We are thrilled to bring Photoville back to Winchester this summer for a pop up public installation!
Creating a photographic walking trail around Judkin’s Pond, where the Griffin Museum is located, the Pop Up is a public photo installation showcasing national, international and New England artists. This year we also bring sidewalk art to downtown Winchester, featuring contemporary New England based photographic artists and featured images from the Arthur Griffin archives.
The Griffin Museum is pleased to partner with Photoville and the Winchester Cultural District to bring this Pop Up to Winchester, featuring 13 installations in photographic partnerships with the United Nations, Atlantic Magazine and Leica Camera USA, featuring the creativity and community of women and BIPOC artists alongside our local New England Photographic Community, highlighting the people and communities they inhabit.
The Touchstones project is a visual conversation between artists Sal Taylor Kydd and Dawn Surratt. This project explores themes of connection, isolation and loss as well as adaptability and creativity as the world has been challenged with a life threatening pandemic. Both artists live on the East coast, separated by two thousand miles in physical terms, but less than a minute in the virtual sense. Through a series of photographic diptychs and poems, the work has evolved as a call and response, as they each responded to the other’s work, pairing photographs and writing, building on the foundation of trust and understanding that continues to grow between the two artists.
The relationship between the light that enters my house and that which shines on surrounding landscapes is my inspiration. Morning washes across my bedroom wall as the sun rises above nearby pines and oaks. At dusk, my hallway glows crimson and orange while nearby pine needles float on still water. Using the diptych format, I create small meditations about my home and the world around my home by seeking connections of light and color; inside and outside; concrete and abstract.
Though I began my series in 2019, the ongoing pandemic has imbued my images with new meaning. Like many others, I spend more time alone, more time at home, and more time with the places and people I care about.
The results are in! Over 2,000 images were submitted to our jurors Frances Jakubek and Iaritza Menjivar, and narrowed to 60. Thank you to everyone in our Griffin artist community who submitted images, making this jurying process so difficult.
We are thrilled to showcase this years artists as part of our larger creative artists community.