Richard Edelman’s photographs reveal transitional moments that combine the actions of a live model with the impressions formed against unique pinscreens. The subjects present themselves with flowing body movements. The impressions that linger, as the model moves along the screen, are a whisper of the pose held moments ago. Edelman has been working with artist Ward Fleming, builder of the two high-resolution pinscreens used in his portraits. The exhibition includes a video, Liminal Portrait #29, a collaborative effort between the two.

Keiko Hiromi first encountered Jacques Cabaret, one of the oldest drag queen venues in Boston in 2007.  Uncertain at first and feeling completely out of place, “as soon as the show commenced, I became transfixed by the performers’ raw and uncut power.” As time went on Hiromi learned the performers’ stories and developed ongoing relationships with several.  When she returned in 2011 she realized she had changed her stance.  “Before, I was afraid I would interfere with the group dynamics and ruin my ‘documents’ but I now realize I have to be involved to make the picture.”

At Davis-Orton Gallery, 114 Warren Street, April 6 to May 13

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