David Feigenbaum: Ephemeral Winchester
Image: Archival Inkjet Photographic Print
My everyday visual impression of Winchester is dominated by mid-day scenes of tree-lined suburban streets, town center shops, sports fields, and churches. There is an unchanging quality in how these places look that allows my mind to file them away for easy reference knowing that they represent a comforting static reality.
By contrast, the images in this set aim to portray a few well-known Winchester spots in a new light, one that is more ephemeral than lasting. Captured at times or in weather that was not usual, they depict a Winchester that is less commonly observed. In some cases, the images are paired; the two pictures of each pair were taken from similar vantage points but months or years apart. They portray in contrasting contexts fleeting visions of landmarks of our town.
David Feigenbaum’s photographs reveal his interest in the contradictions of daily life: old and new, static and active, populated and empty. Many of his images capture patterns and textures cast by shadows and reflections in the morning and evening across landscapes and streetscapes.
Feigenbaum’s work has been exhibited at the United States Courthouse in Boston, in the Photography Atelier exhibitions at the Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester; in the Atelier 21 exhibition at the Rockport Art Association; at the Sanborn House Historical and Cultural Center, Winchester; and on Captivate, the in-office media network. His architectural photographs appear in Arts and Crafts Architecture: History and Heritage in New England, by architectural historian Maureen Meister; Paradise Planned: The Garden Suburb and the Modern City, by Robert A.M. Stern et al.; and This Old House magazine, October 2016. His images are also in the collections of the United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts; Pathstone Federal Street; Fish & Richardson; and private owners.
Born and raised in Pittsburgh and educated at Yale and Harvard Law School, Feigenbaum is a patent lawyer at Fish & Richardson focusing on high-tech startup ventures. He has studied portfolio development with Karen Davis and Meg Birnbaum at the Griffin Museum of Photography.
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Winchester Artists' Network: March 2017
The Winchester Artists’ Network is a loose organization, open to all artists who live, work, or make art in Winchester. We have been showcasing and displaying work of our members for more than 17 years.
Artist's Reception: Saturday, February 25, 2:00-4:00 PM. All are welcome!
Patricia F. Denn
Retired after a long career in higher education, Patricia Denn has been a resident of Winchester, MA and Wellfleet, MA since the mid-1980’s. She is a member of the Winchester Artists Network, the Cambridge Art Association, and the New England Watercolor Society and has had her work exhibited at Winchester Public Library, Art in August. Northeastern University, the West End Library in Boston, the Arlington Center for the Arts, and the Massachusetts State House in Boston.
Artist's Statement: "I have been painting and studying watercolor for the past 15+ years. I am fascinated by the variety and range of the watercolor medium and how it rewards the use of thick, vibrant color as well as delicate, transparent washes. My work reflects my preoccupation with how the play of light and shadow can transform everyday objects and figures. The recently painted landscapes and cityscapes in this show reflect subjects, here and abroad that continue to inspire me."
Patricia F. Denn, "Carousel, Paris, 2016", watercolor.
Artist's Statement: "I’ve been taking pictures for more than half a century and am rarely without a camera. My quest is to find beauty and wonder in the ordinary, the abandoned, the overlooked. I strive to find ways to present my work “outside the frame.” For this show I have chosen something new, “false color,” infrared images printed on gossamer (~20 gm.) Kozo paper layered over gold leaf with encaustic medium."
Robert Hesse, “Abandoned Farm”, 8x10 in.,
false color infrared pigment on 20 gm Kozo,
layered over gold leaf with encaustic medium.
Jennifer Levatino is an artist and educator born in 1976 and raised in the Long Island suburb of Huntington, New York. She received her BFA in painting from Boston University in 1998 and a Master in Studio Teaching from BU the following year. Levatino works with oils, drawing and most recently human hair and animal horns. She has been awarded fellowships and residencies at various colleges such as The Summer Fellowship at Skidmore College, Feed Your Soul program at Maine College of Art and Artist in Residence at the Burren College of Art in County Claire, IRE. Levatino is an art educator and the Director of the K-12 Visual Art Program for Winchester Public Schools. She currently resides in Cambridge, MA with her husband and fellow educator Jack Burke.
Artist's Statement: "I am interested in how the scientific study of symbiosis might become a metaphor for the relationships we develop with people, places and things and how they influence our existence. My drawings imagine these relationships on a large scale, resulting in images that ask viewers to suspend their disbelief. My paintings are mélanges of animal, mineral, and art historical images emerging from layers of pigment and copper. The juxtaposition of animal, plant, and human forms creates new beings and new relationships between disparate organisms, contrasting growth and decay, innocence and darkness, grotesqueness and beauty."
Jennifer Levatino, "Sessile," 2013.
Linda T. Hurd: Art for Months