Ocean Front, Photographs capturing the New England and Nova Scotia coast lines by Walter Landry, Kurt Landry, and father Joe Landry.
WALTER LANDRY'S photographs of abandoned and off-season Summer cottages and beach clubs were taken at Pleasure Beach and Avery Point, Connecticut; Plum Island and Salisbury, Massachusetts; and Hampton, New Hampshire. These digital pigment prints were made from files shot with a Canon 5-D digital camera.
KURT LANDRY'S photographs of closed amusement parks and vacant lots were taken at Salisbury, Massachusetts. These darkroom C-Prints were printed from 120 color negatives shot with a Pentax 6x7 film camera.
JOE LANDRY'S photographs of retired Acadian fishermen, farm houses and sheds were taken at Cape Auguet, Janvrin Island, Little Anse, Martinique, Petit-de-Grat, Port Royal, and Sampson's Cove, on Isle Madam, Nova Scotia. The digital pigment black and white prints are from scanned 35mm negatives shot with a Pentax K-100 film camera in 1970. The recent digital pigment color prints are from scanned 120 Extachrome film shot with a Pentax 6x7 film camera.
This project aims to resemble and reflect a sketchbook page to be consistent and to preserve the rawness
of an unpolished visual idea, such as a doodle. The works engage the visitor with a process of
finding the narration of some kind of a story buried under absurdity. In the keyframe paintings, the artist's deep
interest in the human body, its haptic quality, and passion for independent animation merge. Her
paintings include distortion of the human figure, mostly females. She works to make the impulsive narration of
a poem happen visually. The mundane and the conventional imagery hide the metaphors of poetry, and she
works to unearthen them.
Ҫağil Harmandar was born in Istanbul, Turkey. She has spent the past four years living and studying in Boston. Her work is about writing poetry in another language and painting it in her visual language. She has been inspired by her experiences of "not fitting and fitting in quirky ways" to make the artworks in this exhibition. Her animations have been included in festivals in Mexico, Australia, and Hungary, among others. She spends her time filling a sketchbook every week, animating flipbooks, and writing poetry.