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The Space in Between: Daniel Feldman, Stefanie Klavens, and Lynn Saville
November 15, 2012 – January 19, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 15, 2012, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

PRC Gallery, 832 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

Stefanie Klavens, Diamond Crest, 2011.

The Space in Between features artwork that focuses on societal built environments in urban settings. The images capture supposedly empty or vacant scenes in public spaces where humans are present without being pictured and the very absence of human subjects forces the viewer to contemplate the space in between these human-made structures. While firmly rooted in the 21st century, these photographs also portray a timeless feel, as if the artists froze the frame at the initial moment of abandonment, preserving a particular constructed expression of culture for generations to come.

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Curated by Erin Wederbrook Yuskaitis


Following twenty years as an oil painter, Daniel Feldman began doing digitally-based work in 1997. This change came about following his discovery of Photoshop, which provided him with the tool he had always imagined, combining the image-capturing power of photography with the freedom and manipulability of painting. For the past twelve years, Dan’s medium has been Photoshop, and his own digital photographs are the raw material for his work. Dan did his undergraduate work at Princeton University and holds two Master’s degrees in Fine Arts, one from Hunter College in New York (1982) and the other from the New York Academy of Art (1990), where he taught from 1990 to 1993.

Dan worked as studio assistant to Sean Scully for three years, after having studied painting with him as an undergraduate. Dan lived in Rome and in Venice in the early- to mid-1980s, painting and studying Italian art. He has been a faculty member at several institutions, teaching studio courses, including a digital studio course he created at Cedar Crest College in Pennsylvania in 1998, as well as art history. Dan designed and headed a multimedia development lab there, and later became Associate VP for Technology. Since 1999, he has been at Brandeis University, where he led the Office of Capital Projects from 2004 to 2010. Since 2010, he has been VP for Planning and Institutional Research at Brandeis. Dan is a member of Bromfield Gallery in Boston. He is also co-author of a widely-used commentary accompanying Allen Mandelbaum’s translation of Dante’s Paradiso. Since 1991, he has been married to Nancy Diessner, artist, printmaker, and founder of Dog’s Eye Print Studio in Framingham, MA.

Daniel Feldman, Workroom, 2009.

Stefanie Klavens’ brilliantly hued color photographs focus on the importance of place and documentation of visual aspects of American culture. Her work embodies a wry sense of observation and encourages deeper thought into subject matter often taken for granted: historic single-screen movie palaces, drive-in theaters, motels, and the quirky individuality found in private homes and places of business. Klavens, a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Grant Finalist, studied at Boston’s School of the Museum of Fine Arts where she received a BFA and was awarded a Traveling Fellowship the Fifth Year Program. Solo exhibits include the National Heritage Museum, Lexington, MA; Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, NY; New England Institute of Art, Brookline, MA; and New England School of Art and Design, Boston, MA. Her work has also been shown at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA; Judi Rotenberg Gallery, Boston, MA; Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA; Houston Center for Photography, TX; Boston Center for the Arts, MA; Tufts University, Medford, MA; and the Somerville Museum, Somerville, MA. Klavens has taught at New England Institute of Art and has been a visiting artist at the New England School of Photography. Her work has appeared in The Boston Globe, Art New England, Yankee Magazine, and on the cover of Harper’s Magazine

Lynn Saville is a New York-based photographer whose work is represented in New York by the Yancey Richardson Gallery and in Boston by Gallery Kayafas. Her photographs have been exhibited internationally, and she has published two well-received monographs: Acquainted with the Night (Rizzoli), a series of black and white photographs, and Night/Shift (Monacelli/Random House), a volume of colorphotographs introduced by Arthur C. Danto. Saville has been awarded grants by both the New York Foundation for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts. Her photographs are representedin such distinguished collections as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA; the George Eastman House, Rochester, NY; the Museum of the City of Paris, France; the Museum of the City of New York, NY; the Brooklyn Museum, NY; and The New York Public Library, NY. In addition, her archives are housed in the Special Collections Library of Duke University, Durham, NC.

Lynn Saville, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, 2011. Courtesy of Gallery Kayafas.


The PRC’s 2012 exhibition program is supported by a generous grant from the Lois and Richard England Family Foundation.