Davis Orton Gallery presents photographs by Aline Smithson and Meg Birnbaum as well as a portfolio showcasse of two artists May 16 through June 22.
Aline Smithson’s photographic series, Arrangement in Green and Black, incorporates traditional darkroom techniques to which she has added the richness of hand painting. After Whistler’s Arrangement in Grey and Black No.1 (Whistler’s Mother), Smithson has posed her 85 year-old mother in 20 ensembles. Here the viewer can see the work in a historical context; experience Whistler’s simple, yet brilliant formula for the composition; consider the collaborative nature of portraiture, and enjoy the humor within this mother daughter relationship – all at the same time.
Meg Birnbaum is a fine art photographer and graphic designer from Massachusetts. She designs catalogs for the Griffin Museum of Photography and is their Director of Communications. Meg has photographs in the permanent collection of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Texas) and the Lishui Museum of Photography (Lishui, China). She has had solo exhibitions in Kobe, Japan, Lishui, China, Hudson, New York and Boston, Massachusetts. In 2009 she was nominated for the Santa Fe Prize for Photography. Her work has been exhibited in many group show around the United States.
At Davis Orton Gallery, 114 Warren Street.