May 28, 2022

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Barrett Art Center’s Countrywide Juried Photography Exhibition

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Barrett Artwork Centre kicks off the exhibition yr with the 34th Once-a-year National Juried Photography Exhibition. The present is  juried by Audrey Sands, the Norton Family assistant curator of photography for the Phoenix Museum of Art and the Center for Artistic Images.

Sands selected 29 artists to show 39 images, as explained in her assertion: “Against the track record of an unfathomable year, photography has proven to offer solace, standpoint, perception, hope, truth of the matter. The do the job in this exhibition addresses a number of urgent themes – patriotism, system politics, the protection and visibility of public place, and the possibility of hope.”

Sands integrated pictures that mirrored on the issue, what is The united states? The entry gallery shows photographers that captured pictures of the American flag in a selection of aspects, from the underwater swimmer donning bathing trunks embellished with the flag by Joseph Podlesnik, to the flag as décor, as observed in “Trailer Trashed 5” by Michael DiPleco.

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Other themes noted in the exhibition are human beings’ ability to adapt to trauma. In consideration of the constraints and strain that the pandemic has introduced, rituals that soothe proceed, this sort of as a warm bathtub as viewed in “Natalia” by Sharon Draghi.

Photographer Norman Aragones reveals two pictures that explore these rituals.

In “Grandmother Praying,” we straight away fully grasp the comfort and ease of praying over rosary beads. At the other stop of the everyday living spectrum, in “Growing Up,” he captured a youthful lady costumed as a fairy princess comprehensive with plastic tiara and magic wand. She appears to be misplaced in believed as she sits among the a pile of trash that includes a solid away toy castle.

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