Denver Art Museum
Month of Photography Lecture: Barbara Bosworth,
Friday, March 13, 2015, 7:00pm
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Sharp Auditorium, Denver Art Museum
Barbara Bosworth’s photography explores nature and memory through calm reflection upon places that hold deep personal and social meaning. Using a large format 8x10 camera, Bosworth makes exquisite prints that immerse the viewer in the scene and imbue details—fleeting effects of light and subtle traces of human or natural activity—with arresting presence. She approaches her work with a single-mindedness and a sense of adventure that recall the pioneering naturalists who wandered North America in search of scientific specimens two hundred years ago, but instead of skins and pressed plants, Bosworth brings home images that show both the abundance and the mystery of the world around us. Through her photographs of places she has known all her life, and through others about fishing, bird banding, and hunting, Bosworth reminds us that the natural world is tightly woven with the complexities of human existence. Quiet Wonderwill feature 38 photographs she has created over the past two decades.
Bosworth was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1953 and raised in nearby Novelty, the site of much of her work. Since 1984, she has been professor of photography at the Massachusetts College of Art. She has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Princeton University Art Museum, the Peabody Essex Museum and the Phoenix Art Museum and is the author of Natural Histories(Radius Books, 2013) and Trees: National Champions (MIT Press, 2005).
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Lecture tickets are $5 for students, $10 for DAM members and CPAC members, $15 for general admission: https://tickets.denverartmuseum.org/DateSelection.aspx?item=1209
Sponsored by the DAM photography department with support from the Cooke Daniels Fund.
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