Monday, September 26, 2011

Willard Traub at the Danforth Museum

Recovery 1, photograph

September 11, 2011 - November 6, 2011
Members Preview Reception: Saturday, September 17, 6pm - 8pm
Poetry Reading: Sunday, September 18, 1pm

Photographer Willard Traub will read poetry and prose poems he's written to illuminate photographs in Recovery.

Exhibition catalogs available, with a portion of sale proceeds to be donated to Be the Match Foundation, the national clearinghouse for bone marrow transplant donors and recipients.

Artist Talk: Wednesday, September 21, 12:30pm

About the Exhibit

Willard Traub: Recovery is an exhibition of unique photographs that impose the lens of human experience on the healing process, Traub’s strong, emotional images directly connect us to an artist who might have been critically ill, but remained actively engaged. In her essay for the exhibition catalog, Karen Haas, The Lane Collection Curator of Photographs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, compares Traub’s pictures to the early photographs of Alfred Stieglitz or still lifes by Josef Sudek. She also remarking on their complexity. These pictures “are political,” she observes, allowing Traub “to gain a much-needed sense of control in the face of this seemingly out-of-control disease.” And, they are “also symbolic, as he has come to see them as signifying larger issues, such as love, loss, sustenance, and healing.”

About the Artist

Willard Traub is a Massachusetts based photographer whose interests range from the commercial photography of architecture to teaching to fine art photography. Recipient of numerous grants and awards, including a Photography Fellowship from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and a Polaroid Foundation Grant, his work is represented in private, museum and corporate collections, both nationally and abroad. The artist currently lives in Wayland, MA and works from his studio at the Saxonville Studios in Framingham.

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