Alumni News: Kathy Archer Exhibits at Kingston Gallery

February 2, 2015

Kathleen Gerdon Archer: As Above, so Below
The Kingston Gallery 
450 Harrison Ave #43, Boston Ma. 02118
www.kingstongallery.com
February 4 – March 1, 2015
Opening reception: Friday, February 6, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Kathleen Gerdon Archer’s work considers the accumulated effect of place, genetics and history on the individual and the family. This series is a momento mori for her family history and echoes Archer’s interest in the geological evidence shaping the coastal New England landscape. She collects stones, seeds, family photographs and personal ephemera from a particular location. These collected elements are arranged in receptacles and frozen, layer by layer, to build conglomerate structures. After removal from the containers, she photographs the icy constructions at intervals, as they disintegrate. It is a constant surprise that these layers of common elements, held together by such a fragile architecture, reveal such an intricate configuration of content. The final images, presented in large format here, are those which have the greatest personal meaning for the artist.

The first Friday of each month is an evening when the galleries and shops of the SOWA District stay open late allowing visitors to drop in and view their work.
It’s a fun way to spend an evening in Boston.