“Hits Back, 2012”, gelatin silver print by Jonathan Stark (courtesy of the artist and 555 Gallery, Boston)
“That which does not kill us makes us stronger” – Friedrich Nietzsche
In “Emergence”, photographer Jonathan Stark uses mud and writing both metaphorically and literally to represent the changes occurring in women who have suffered physical or emotional traumas from which they have emerged stronger. Visually, the changes in the mud’s texture as its first wet coats adhere to the body and then dry and crack are representative of the inner transitions that have occurred.
Join photographers Jonathan Stark,Bear Kirkpatrick, Alicia Savage, Jeffrey Heyne and Leonard Nimoy (via Skype) at the opening reception for their group exhibit,”Ravishing”, this Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 5 to 8PM at 555 Gallery in South Boston. For directions and information, go to: www.555gallery.com
Feature Image: “Prenez des risques, 2012”, gelatin silver print by Jonathan Stark (courtesy of the artist and 555 Gallery, Boston)