Photographs by Lindsey Beal, Cat Gwynn & Suzanne Revy
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 Lindsey Beal, Cat Gwynn & Suzanne Revy 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.
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.
Cat Gwynn was educated in photography, film, and fine arts at Otis-Parsons Art Institute, and has completed numerous master workshops with such esteemed artists as Mary Ellen Mark, Joel Peter Witkin, and Barbara Kruger. Her artwork is collected and exhibited in international galleries and museums including the Lishui Museum of Photography in China, The Drawing Center in New York City, the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, and is sold through the Susan Spiritus Gallery. She has lectured at numerous institutions including Otis College of Art and Design, New York University, and Art Center College of Design.
Cat’s images have appeared on the cover of Artweek, and in numerous other publications including Artforum, Newsweek, and Texas Monthly. She is also a seasoned lifestyle and portrait photographer whose images have sold through Corbis and Getty Images for nearly twenty years. Her commercial clients include Apple Computers, Starwood Resorts, Discovery Communications, and T-Mobile. In addition, Cat has gifted her talents photographing pediatric patients for Flashes of Hope, a volunteer organization focused solely on funding research for children’s cancer.
Cat Gwynn’s critically acclaimed photo memoir, “10-Mile Radius: Reframing Life on the Path Through Cancer”, was released in the fall of 2017 by Rare Bird Books. She is currently at work on her next photo book project, “Cry For Me”, where she captures the raw power of authentic masculine emotion in intimate black and white portraits, giving the viewer an opportunity to witness these men in the genuine strength of their vulnerability.
Gathering the tools and techniques she discovered along her own healing path, Cat developed “10-Mile Radius: Creating a Personal Map for Wellness”, a powerful transformative recovery program which marries art-making into a daily mindfulness practice. She teaches the program at recovery and wellness rehabilitation centers, working with patients to co-facilitate a shift in their personal narrative.
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.