Saturday, August 11, 2012

Brattleboro, VT: Sally Apfelbaum: Photographs, Photograms and Paintings at VCP

In this 25-year retrospective at The Vermont Center for Photography, Sally Apfelbaum exhibits 30 photographs, photograms, and paintings made between 1987 and 2012.

Through Sunday, September 2, 2012
Vermont Center for Photography
With subjects that range from New York's Ellis Island and upstate forests to Monet's garden in Giverny, France, Apfelbaum uses multiple exposure techniques in her photographs that isolate and recombine basic elements of color, focus, horizon line, motion and distance. Her process of mingling layer upon layer of information creates the suggestion of shifts in perception, memory and time—and spaces that are at once believable and engaging, yet ephemeral and invented.


Her photograms (or “cameraless photos”), on the other hand, reflect her appreciation of familiar household objects, taken out of context to reveal the elaborate shapes and patterns found in such simple items as metal coffee filters, rug beaters and pie plates. Photographs, Photograms and Paintings also includes contact print “still lifes” of small-scale models—based on the shapes of common vegetables.  Her paintings are based on photographs, and make reference to the Victorian era language of flowers.

Sally Apfelbaum: Photographs, Photograms and Paintings

On view through Sunday, September 2, 2012 at:
Vermont Center for Photography
49 Flat Street
Brattleboro, Vt.

Summer gallery hours:
Tues/Wed/Thurs: 12pm - 7pm
Friday & Saturday:  1pm - 6pm
Sunday: 11am - 3pm

Sally Apfelbaum is a photographer and painter whose work is shown, and represented in collections internationally.  She has received several French Cultural Services Grants, the Giverny Grant to live and work in Giverny, France, at Monet’s garden, a Percent for Art Commission from the General Services Administration, Wash. D.C. to create a series of mural prints for the Veterans Affairs Building in Manhattan, and, Arts in Transit commissions from the Metropolitan Transit Authority, NYC, and Metro, St. Louis, MO.

She has taught as a Visiting Artist at Middlebury College, at Cooper Union, Parsons School of Design, and the School of Visual Arts, NYC. 

Images by Sally Apfelbaum