“Different Looks” – Bedford Center for the Arts’ Photo Group Show at the Bedford Library

Knox Hotel
Joyce Saler’s Knox Hotel – Image (c) Joyce Saler, 2015 all rights reserved

Submitted by Bedford Center for the Arts Photo Group

Michael Albert’s Between Points (c) Michael Albert, 2015 all rights reserved
Michael Albert’s Between Points (c) Michael Albert, 2015 all rights reserved – Click to view larger image

A new photography exhibit, Different Looks, a juried show by members of the  The Bedford Center for the Arts Photo Group will open at the Bedford Free Public Library on September 10, and run through November 9.  An opening reception will be held at the Library, from 5 to 7 pm on Friday, September 11.

Different Looks showcases the best of the varied styles and photographic interests of BCA Photo Group members. The show will include about 25 images, and was juried by Frances Jakubek, Associate Director of the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA.

In Jakubek’s words, “In a group show, it is the parallels between images that define the arrangement and choices made.  Light can have the same transformative effect on water as it does a woven fabric, and directs the energy from one photograph to the next.

John Harris's Forever Separate, Image (c) John Harris, 2015 all rights reserved
John Harris’s Forever Separate, Image (c) John Harris, 2015 all rights reserved – Click to view larger image

“The trees in John Harris’s Forever Separate mimic the division of the volleyball players in Michael Albert’s Between Points, and create a pairing not based on subject matter, but emotionally defined factors and space.  Relationships between nature and humankind come into play within this show and are congruently displayed in Helena Long’s photographs of Detroit.  The trunk in Mark Levinson’s Hazel Brook Conservation Area has the same strength and visual direction as the facade in Joyce Saler’s Knox Hotel.  “Looking at the range of images submitted delivered an introspective look to the artists working out of Bedford, and I was excited to see the medium be explored from many different perspectives. “

Frances Jakubek is an artist exploring photographic media to understand an ever changing visual language. Currently, she is the Associate Director and Associate Curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA, and hosts over sixty exhibitions per year.  She is a recent panelist for the Massachusetts Cultural Council fellowships, judge for the Plymouth Guild photography exhibition, and guest curator for a new venue called The Curated Fridge.  Jakubek graduated from The New England Institute of Art with a Bachelor’s Degree of Science focusing in photography and education.  She resides in Arlington, MA.

The BCA Photo Group, part of the Bedford Center for the Arts, is a diverse group of individuals of all levels of photographic experience who enjoy learning about the creative and technical aspects of photography.  The Photo Group’s goal is to increase our command of photographic techniques and improve the artistic quality of our work.  We emphasize education and knowledge sharing, rather than competition, and welcome members at all levels of expertise.  For more information, visit  https://www.bcaphoto.org .


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