fall 2000 - summer 2001 exhibition program

Photography in Human Experience: The Nature of Things
Year-long Exhibition and Curatorial Theme
This nine-month long exhibition was held in the PRC's Klebenov gallery acted as a point of reference for temporary guest-curated exhibitions in the main Bakalar Gallery. The PRC collaborated with Harvard University's Arnold Arboretum for this year-long exhibition, selecting images from its extensive archive of approximately 30,000 historical photographs. The selected images were grouped into four thematic categories: Animals, Consumerization of the Natural World, Indexing and Cataloguing, and Rethinking the Landscape.

Significant Other: The Human Presence in Contemporary Animal Imagery
September 8 – October 20, 2000
Guest-curated by Sara Rosenfeld Dassel, this exhibition was a reflection on the human presence, whether intentional or not, in contemporary animal imagery. Artists included James Balog, Catherine Chalmers, Linda Darling, Per Manning, Frank Noelker, Victor Schrager, Richard Silberman, and Kunié Sugiura.

November 27, 2000 – January 11, 2001
Co-guest-curated by the photographers Henry Horenstein and Thomas Gearty, this exhibition explored the idea of “sprawl”. The show included works dealing with: density of development; the effect of parceling on open land, strip development along highways at the expense of decaying downtowns, car culture, excessive road development and communities that are reliant upon automobiles, mall culture, and a social aspect of living in a sprawl environment. Artists included Alex MacLean, Adolpho Barandiaran, Bill Owens, Steve Smith, Peter Garfield, Mark Klett, and Allan Penn.

Strange Attractor: In the Orbit of the Artist
January 26 – March 15, 2001
Guest curator and photographer Rosamond Purcell honored the inexplicable forces of attraction, such as that described by the Chaos Theory term “ strange attractor ”. This exhibition explored the different forces of attraction that drew artists toward their respective obsessions. Purcell suggested new connections between very different bodies of work selected for the exhibition. The artists featured were Mark Sloan, Linda Connor, Edward Ranney, Ken Brecher and Piers Adam Brecher, Mary Jo McConnell, Crystal Woodward, Catherine Wetzel, Elizabeth King, and Max Auilera-Hellweg.

2001 PRC Benefit Auction
March 23 – April 10, 2001
Nearly 160 works by over 130 artists were auctioned by Head of Christie's Photographs Department, Rick Wester, to support the PRC's ongoing exhibition and education programming. An exhibition of the works to be auctioned was held at the PRC and the live auction was held on April 10, 2001.

Rocks and Trees
April 20 – May 27, 2001

For this exhibition, guest-curator and photographer David Armstrong selected 33 contemporary landscape photographers whose work portrayed authentic responses to real feelings aroused by landscape. Armstrong addressed the basic issue of the factual photography through a selection of images elaborating on themes of art and nature, naturalism, and constructed landscape.

Celebratory Exhibition: Making Children Aware of the Nature of Things
June 8 – 14, 2001
This was an end-of-the-year celebratory exhibition that featured photographs taken by 5th graders from the Paraclete Center in South Boston. The elementary students were asked to respond to different PRC exhibitions that they had attended over the past school year through photographs taken with disposable cameras. This was a continuation of the PRC's increased effort to become more involved in the community.

2001 PRC Members' Exhibition
June 22 – July 29, 2001
Each year, the PRC hosts a juried exhibition with a nationally-renowned juror. This year, Deborah Kao, Curator of Photography of Harvard University's Fogg Art Museum, selected 25 artists out of over 140 submissions for exhibition. The single-person exhibition winners were Margo Cooper, Pamela Ellis Hawkes, Sarah Malakoff and Cheryl Sorg. Presenting in the group exhibition were Lynda Banzi, Bremner Benedict, Heather Bohn-Tallman, Andrew Brilliant, Patti Capaldi, Karen Davis, Gloria DeFilipps Brush, Gary Duehr, Nicholas Fedak II, Paul Cary Goldberg, Keith Johnson, Mary Lang, Fred Levy, Eric Lewandowski, Tricia Neumyer, Fran Osborne-Blaschke, Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, Esther Pullman, Marc A. Raila, Jonathon Santos, and Momo Shinzawa. For more information on the PRC's juried exhibition and becoming a member of the PRC, please click here.