OPENING SATURDAY FROM 6-8PM!
Letters and Pictures from a Box
While closing her family home after her father died, Broches found a box containing more letters, photographs and documents than she had previously seen. Her father rarely spoke about the loss of his family and what had happened to this Dutch Jewish family during World War II. So began a project that continues today to construct the family narrative and reflect on the process undertaken to understand who she is and where she came from. The mysteries and memories within the box constitute the foundation of the photographs and personal reflections in this exhibition.
Barbara Pagh will be exhibiting a new series of prints, “Intervals”. Each one-of-a-kind print takes a traditional landscape view with a horizon and combines it with details of the same site in a panorama format. Using Photoshop to alter the images she prints on various Asian papers from photolithographic plates. The images are then cut and collaged onto a 10”x28” piece of handmade paper in a composition of vertical slices. The landscape images are from Rhode Island, Maine, Oregon, South Carolina and Brittany (France).
She will also be exhibiting a series of prints and collages on 12”x12” paper, displayed in a grid format. Many of them are pure collages of handmade papers with no printing, harking back to her minimalist roots. These evoke seascapes, without being literal. Interspersed are square details of landscape and a close-up image of water printed in varied colors.
Barbara Pagh is a printmaker and papermaker who is a Full Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at URI.
Can't Make the Opening?
Join us for the ARTIST TALK on Thursday, November 5th at 7pm.