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Think there’s nothing much going on photographically in Boston these days? Think again! As you meander in the hazy splendor of summer, consider enhancing your day with one of these visual treats. Coming right up, in chronological order:
TODAY, JULY 8, 2015
Suffolk University is playing host to the wonderful exhibit “Haymarket: The Soul of the City”, featuring the character-rich B&W photographs of Justin Goodstein (http://elinspringphotography.com/blog/haymarket-photos-by-justin-goodstein-at-suffolk-university-adams-gallery-boston/). Tonight, they will show the accompanying movie at 7:30pm. For more information, go to: www2.suffolk.edu/moderntheatre.
At the Photographic Resource Center (PRC), Amy Giese will be exploring the theme of “Environment” as part of the popular Nights at the PRC series, from 6:30 – 8:30pm. The program is free and open to the public, engaging participants in a lively discussion centered on the presentation of photographs relating to the theme of the evening. http://www.bu.edu/prc/nightsprc.htm
In the PRC Gallery now is their spectacular summer show EXPOSURE 2015, juried by Kristen Gresh. For my review and more information, go to: http://elinspringphotography.com/blog/exposure2015-at-prc-boston/
THURSDAY, JULY 9, 2015
The Griffin Museum of Photography hosts the opening reception for its 21st Juried Show from 7 – 8:30pm in the Main Gallery. Jim Casper, founder of LensCulture, was this year’s juror. Dave Jordano, winner of the Peter Urban Legacy Award, will give a gallery talk at 5:oopm (http://www.griffinmuseum.org/blog/griffin-main-gallery/). Lindsey Beal, exhibiting her photographs from the series “Transmission” in the Griffin Gallery, will give an artist talk at 6:30pm (http://www.griffinmuseum.org/blog/griffin-gallery/). For more information on all the Griffin exhibits opening tomorrow, go to: http://www.griffinmuseum.org/blog/exhibits-griffin-museum-of-photography/.
An exhibition celebrating the diverse work of local artists living or working in Cambridge and Somerville is opening at the Lunder Arts Center of Lesley University in Cambridge. A mixed media show featuring the photographs of local luminaries Neal Rantoul, Susan Lapides, Greer Muldowney, Caleb Cole, Yorgos Efthymiadis, and Matthew Gamber, the opening reception is from 6-8pm. For more information about the exhibit, which runs through August 9, 2015, go to: http://www.lesley.edu/college-art-and-design/events/.
“FIRST FRIDAY”, JULY 10, 2015
“First Friday” in SoWa, South Boston’s gallery district, will be buzzing this week.
Robert Moeller’s exciting mixed media series “Lousy Brims: A Detroit Project” will have an artist’s reception at Gallery Kayafas from 5:30 – 8:00pm. For more information, go to: http://www.gallerykayafas.com/
Jim Dow’s colorful and celebratory series “Taco Trucks, Taquerías, and Carritos” will be opening at Robert Klein’s satellite Ars Libri Gallery in SoWa from 5:30 – 7:30pm. It runs through September 12, 2015, as does the exhibit “Women In Clothes”, featuring the photographs of Horst P. Horst, Yousuf Karsh, William Klein, Gordon Parks, Irving Penn and Man Ray at Robert Klein Gallery on Newbury Street. For information about both shows, go to: http://www.robertkleingallery.com/exhibits.php
Tony Luong is exhibiting photographs from his series “In This World” at Carroll and Sons through August 22, 2015. There will be an artist’s reception on August 7, 2015, but you can view the exhibit now. For more information, go to: http://www.carrollandsons.net/exhibitions/upcoming.php.
SATURDAY, JULY 11 and SUNDAY, JULY 12, 2015
Nadine Boughton will be showing her colorfully satirical work in “American Home”, opening at the Trident Gallery in Gloucester on Saturday. Boughton will attend the opening reception on Saturday from 5:00 – 7:00pm and speak at the gallery on the following Sunday, July 19th at 5:00pm. For more information, go to: http://tridentgallery.com/#section_exhibitions
Stunning B&W photographs by Alexandra de Steiguer are on exhibit at Pucker Gallery on Newbury Street for only a little while more. The artist will be giving a talk about her work and signing books at the gallery on Sunday, July 12th from 2:00 – 4:00pm. For more information, go to: http://puckergallery.com/events.html
THE ISLES ARTS INITIATIVE goes live this weekend on Spectacle and Georges Islands! The Islands have been transformed into outdoor galleries as regional artists bring the spaces to life with their art and music. The highest praise and hearty congratulations to curator Elizabeth Lyons Devlin and her cohort for their undying enthusiasm which brought this idea to fruition (https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/iai2015?source=feed_text&story_id=10103109303427854&pnref=story). I think it’s even better than ice cream, but you can have it all. For more information, go to: http://iai2015.greenovateboston.org/
Feature Image: “Tacos Jessica, East Los Angeles, California, 2009” by Jim Dow (courtesy of the artist and Robert Klein Gallery, Boston)