Photographs by Suzanne Revy & Lindsey Beal
April 30th - May 31st
Opening Reception: Tuesday, May 7th 6:00-7:30pm
Garner Center for Photographic Exhibitions
274 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453
the back wings
will grow lie
in which shine
pieces of a green
-- William Carlos Williams
Selected works by artists Suzanne Revy and Lindsey Beal investigate how the mundane routines of daily life can be magnified to reveal poetry hiding in the ordinary. The artists abandon traditional notions of photographic capture, utilizing unique tools which change the process of looking, resulting in fresh perspectives on commonplace objects and environments.
Suzanne Révy holds a BFA in photography from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. After art school, she worked as a photography editor in magazine publishing at U.S.News & World Report and later at Yankee Magazine. With the arrival of two sons, she left publishing and began photographing her children to create a visual diaries of their lives. More recently, she earned her MFA in photography from the New Hampshire Institute of Art. She teaches at the New England School of Photography, writes reviews on exhibitions and books for the photography blog “What Will You Remember,” and serves on the board of the Photographic Resource Center based in Cambridge, MA.
Lindsey Beal is a photo-based artist in Providence, Rhode Island where she teaches at Rhode Island School of Design, Massachusetts College of Art & Design and New Hampshire Institute of Art's MFA program. She has a M.F.A. in Photography from the University of Iowa and a Graduate Certificate in Book Arts at the University of Iowa’s Center for the Book.
As a photo-based artist, she combines research about historical and contemporary women’s lives with historical photographic processes; often including sculpture, papermaking, and artist books in her work. Inspired by the ways in which contemporary American society views women, she investigates how women lived in the past, drawing parallels and contrasts between women's lives then and now. Both through presentation and subject matter, she connects the viewer to the past and how it reflects today’s political and social culture. She connects her imagery to photographic history, how it was practiced, developed and presented by early photographers.
Lindsey was featured on New York Times Lens Blog, Slate France, BBC Mundo, PDN, New Scientist, Lenscratch, Don't Take Pictures, LensCulture, Light Leaked, and published in various textbooks and periodicals. She has shown at national museums, galleries & universities, including solo shows at the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Danforth Art Museum, and the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. She was a Finalist for Photolucida's Critical Mass Top 200 in 2016 and 2018.