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Marc Goldring | At the Edge of the Pond – Artist Talk
March 4, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
We are pleased to be showcasing the work of Marc Goldring at our satellite gallery Griffin @ WinCam. At the Edge of the Pond is in Winchester’s WinCam gallery 13 February thru 16 April, 2021.
Join us on Thursday March 4th at 7pm EST for an evening reception and artist talk.
This event is FREE to Griffin Members. Not a Member? Get more information about our Membership levels on our website.
About At the Edge of the Pond –
I’ve been walking around Boston’s Jamaica Pond for over twenty years, usually with mycamera. It’s a good way for me to stay present. I’ve watched people running, walking, sitting; children playing; and the landscape, land and water, always changing.
As time has passed, I have begun to let go of familiar ways of seeing and pay more attention to scenes I once ignored. I have found balance and beauty in reflections, visual confusions, accidental comings-together, debris, and castoffs.
Most recently, I have focused my attention on the edge of the Pond, the boundary between water and land, the place where one thing turns into another. In particular, I have noticed movement and light in the water; the reflections of low hanging branches and shrubs; and the sky with clouds and, occasionally, sun.
I delight in the questions – about perspective, reflection and, in a sense, reality – inherent in these images. What is “up” and what is “down”? What is “real” and what is reflected? It suits my sense of humor to ask these questions, to invite us to slow down, and to look deeply into these images to find answers.
About Marc Goldring –
Marc Goldring makes photographs that capture the familiar in unfamiliar or unexpected ways. His recent work, At the Edge of the Pond, Boston, portrays a small slice of the natural world, particularly the edge where water meets land. He has shot in these places over the course of years, capturing reflections, colors and textures that form ambiguous and evocative images.
Goldring has exhibited in a solo show at the Cambridge Art Association’s satellite gallery in Harvard Square and at the Brookline Art Center, Brookline, MA. Recent group exhibitions include: The Praxis Gallery, Minneapolis, MN; Cape Cod Art Center, Bauhaus Prairie Art Gallery (online); and Cambridge Art Association. His self-published book, Discovering the Familiar, Selected Images and Words documents his photography and writing through 2008.
Goldring’s approach to photography echoes his artistic practice in an earlier career when he created sculptural forms in leather. His vessels are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City and the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg TN. During this time, he also received a Fulbright Lectureship to New Zealand and an Individual Artist Grant from the New Hampshire State Arts Council.