Nostalgia: Polly Gaillard

May 6th, 2010

Snow Day ©Polly Gaillard

Snow Day ©Polly Gaillard

Polly Gaillard was selected for the juried exhibition “Nostalgia” at the PhotoPlace Gallery in Vermont. Snow Day, as seen above, is from the series “Re-Collecting.” About the body of work, Gaillard writes “[t]o investigate family, I went back to my childhood home where my parents still live and posed myself in places where some of our most memorable family photographs were taken. I then used Photoshop to revisit the past by altering the original family photograph and placing myself within the scene as a disruption to the original photograph. This adult intruder becomes an interruption to the memory of the snapshot and to the familial gaze that takes place within the scene. The photographs are printed small to reference the size of the family snapshots held within the family album… I was intrigued by this investigation into my past and also the disruption of the very specific memory. ‘Re-Collecting’ references time and memory and how family photographs are real but they also illustrate personal fictions to the people within the frame.”

Sunday Morning ©Polly Gaillard

©Polly Gaillard

©Polly Gaillard

©Polly Gaillard

©Polly Gaillard

©Polly Gaillard

©Polly Gaillard

©Polly Gaillard

Polly Gaillard has an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her website is www.pollygaillard.com.

Nostalgia at PhotoPlace Gallery

April 7th, 2010

Nostalgia

photograph ©Estelle Dougier

“Nostalgia” opened yesterday at the Vermont PhotoPlace Gallery and the artist reception is this Friday, April 9, from 5-7pm. It was a pleasure selecting work for this exhibition. Thank you to all the photographers who submitted their photographs.

Nostalgia
selections by Larissa Leclair
PhotoPlace Gallery
3 Park Street, Middlebury, Vermont
April 6-May 1, 2010

Artists Reception: April 9, 5-7pm

Photographers for the gallery exhibition: Geoffrey Agrons, Amber J. Anderson, Alexander Anisimov, Kristyna Archer, Gretchen Arnold, John Bergholm, Andrew Bovasso, Shelly Cohen, Meghan Cronrath, Raleigh Crowder Rodger, Shana D’Attilio, Adrienne Defendi, Joseph Deiss, Blake Dieters, Estelle Dougier, Polly Gaillard, Ken Gibson, Nancy Goodrich and Jill Mass, Sarah Hadley, Steffanie Halley, Brian Hollingsworth, Yoav Horesh, Emma Horning, Daniel Hughes, Hugh Jones, Amy Kwalwasser, Emma Leblanc, Clay Lipsky, Zachary Mazur, Caitlin McCaffrey, Carly Miller, Julianna Nagy, Jackson Nichols, Julia Paul, Emma Powell, Timothy Price, Nadia Sablin, Angelika Schilli, Zev Schmitz, Dennis Yermoshin.

Photographers for the on-line gallery: Iwan Bagus, Shelly Calton, Claudia Danielson, Gerry Davis, Gina de la Chesnaye, Lisa Fanning, Steve Genatossio, Stephen Hilger, Sarah Paz Hyde, Jeni Jeffrey, Jill Keech, Jonas Kulikauskas, Walter Landry, Nick Marshall, Marilyn Maxwell, Kathryn Mayo, Sonia Melnikova, Trevor Messersmith, Cynthia Miller, Sissel Myklbust, Allen Palmer, Nancy Ridenour, Eric Rippert, Anastasia Samoylova, Stefan Sappert, Virginia Saunders, Debora Schwedhelm, Peggy Shaw, Len Speier, Duane Stevens, Gayle Stevens, Athena Petra Tasiopoulos, Ira Wagner, Willie Wright, Zelda Zinn.

If you can’t make it to Vermont, the work is available online and the exhibition catalog, which features all 75 photographers, can be purchased through the Blurb bookstore.

Congratulations to all the photographers!

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