Forgive the self serving nature of this post but there is a killer show at 555 Gallery up right now. It opened last weekend and is called "Devil's Promenade" and features the work of Antone Dolezal and Lara Shipley with some really stunning photographs. The two collaborate on their photographs and this body of work is made in the Ozarks. Both poignant and powerful, this is work that needs to be seen.
There is another photographer's work in the show, namely me, and these quite odd pictures of medical and forensic specimens have never looked better. If you only know my work in landscape, architecture, built spaces or aerials, you're in for quite a surprise.The work in this show is from two collections; one at the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia and the other from the Spallanzini Collection in Reggio Emilia, Italy.
Four of the large photographs in the show present the Mutter Museum work in a new way, specifically in color. Having been made on 8 x 10 inch transparency film, the prints have a level of detail and fidelity that must be seen to appreciate.
The other work is, for the most part, smaller prints:
Finally, if you haven't been to the newest photo gallery in Boston yet.... go. Susan Nalband, 555 Gallery's owner, is showing wonderful works: diverse, eclectic, beautiful and at times, intense. This current show is a good example.
She has also made this space at 555 E Street in South Boston into a first rate place to look at art. Don't you hate it when good work is shown badly? Well, that doesn't happen at 555. Great light, a quiet and serene space in which to look at work and yes, it's true, a friendly and welcoming atmosphere when you come in. Imagine, a gallery that is pleased to see you!
The show is up through November 8.
When I asked Paula Tognarelli (the director and curator of the Griffin Museum) what she thought of the exhibition she said: "This is a powerhouse of a show."
Not to be missed.