Homeward Bound!

Featured / What Makes It Great? / December 2, 2019

I wish I was
Homeward bound
Home where my thought’s escaping
Home where my music’s playing
Home where my love lies waiting
Silently for me

~ From Homeward Bound by Simon & Garfunkel

 

A group photography exhibition at Boston’s Panopticon Gallery guest curated by Suzanne Révy and Elin Spring

“Home is where the heart is.”  “You can’t go home again.” “There is no place like home.” Popular culture is teeming with clichés about home, particularly around the holidays. As much an idea as a place, home is relentlessly hyped as a wellspring of joyful family gatherings, brimming with laughter, bountiful meals and a fire blazing on the hearth. But too often reality is less kind, rendering home a cradle of conflict or source of heartbreak. Whatever the circumstances, one thing seems universal: our fervent desire for a feeling of peace and belonging, a place we can call home.

The nine photographers in Homeward Bound explore this longing for belonging with approaches as layered as they are diverse. Brian Kaplan’s wintery landscapes smart with biting wit and aching isolation. Cheryle St. Onge’s photographs are imbued with a craving for the beloved mother she is losing to vascular dementia and the home she once knew. Molly Lamb’s graceful photographs portray emblems of home that whisper with memories and yearning.

In Stories from the Kitchen Table, Astrid Reischwitz embroiders together memories from her ancestral German village. Ron Cowie’s Inventory memorializes his late wife, while his landscapes from Leaving Babyon invoke the sanctity of home.

Alysia Macaulay alludes to a blissful childhood in Night Light’s tranquil interior portraits.  Bob Avakian’s surreal nighttime landscapes glow with the promise of a road home.

Sarah Malakoff’s home interiors are wonderfully quirky and telling portraits of their absent inhabitants. Suzanne Révy’s chilly triptychs recollect heartwarming memories of bygone family outings in the woods around her home.

We invite you to enjoy the images in Homeward Bound below and on view at Panopticon Gallery in Boston through February 1st, 2020!

Please join us for an Opening Reception with the artists this Thursday, December 5th, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:00pm!

For directions, hours and more information about this exhibit, go to: https://www.panopticongallery.com/

Molly Lamb, “Untitled (Broken)” 2018, from the series ” before the trees, archival pigment print, courtesy of the artist and Rick Wester Fine Art, New York City.

Molly Lamb, “Christening Dress”
 2013, from the series “Ghost Stepping,”
Archival Pigment Print
, courtesy of the artist and Rick Wester Fine Art, New York City.

Molly Lamb, “Untitled (The Eclipse)” 2017, from the series ” before the trees, archival pigment print, courtesy of the artist and Rick Wester Fine Art, New York City.

Cheryle St. Onge, “Untitled,” from the series “Calling the Birds Home,” archival pigment print, edition of 5, courtesy of the artist.

Cheryle St. Onge, “Untitled,” from the series “Calling the Birds Home,” archival pigment print, edition of 5, courtesy of the artist.

Cheryle St. Onge, “Untitled,” from the series “Calling the Birds Home,” archival pigment print, edition of 5, courtesy of the artist.

Bob Avakian, “Into the Light,” archival pigment print mounted on aluminum (dibond alt) finished with spray and wax, 21”x21” courtesy of the artist.

Bob Avakian, “Harbour View,” archival pigment print mounted on aluminum (dibond alt) finished with spray and wax, 21”x21” courtesy of the artist.

Bob Avakian, “A Long Day’s Night,” archival pigment print mounted on aluminum (dibond alt) finished with spray and wax, 21”x21” courtesy of the artist.

 

Alysia Macaulay, “Untitled,” 2012, from the series “Night Light” archival pigment print, edition of 5, courtesy of the artist.

Alysia Macaulay, “Untitled,” 2010, from the series “Night Light” archival pigment print, edition of 5, courtesy of the artist. 

Alysia Macaulay, “Untitled,” 2010, from the series “Night Light” archival pigment print, edition of 5, courtesy of the artist.

Sarah Malakoff, “Aquarium and Dollhouse,” 2017 from the series “Personal History,” archival pigment print, editions of 7, courtesy of the artist and the Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston.

Sarah Malakoff, “Airplanes” 2016 from the series “Personal History,” archival pigment print, editions of 7, courtesy of the artist and the Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston.

Sarah Malakoff, “Untitled Interior (Blizzard),” 2005, from the series “Second Nature,” archival pigment print, editions of 7, courtesy of the artist and the Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston.

Suzanne Révy “Blizzard” 2018, archival pigment print, edition of 5, courtesy of the artist.

Suzanne Révy, “Frozen Pond,” 2019, archival pigment print, edition of 5, courtesy of the artist.

Ron Cowie, “Ah, it’s like that, too,” from the series “Leaving Babylon” platinum/palladium print,
courtesy of the artist and Jessica Hagen Contemporary Art, Newport, RI

Ron Cowie, “Two which a broken heart always responds, yes,” from the series “Leaving Babylon” platinum/palladium print,
courtesy of the artist and Jessica Hagen Contemporary Art, Newport, RI

Ron Cowie, “Jade Plant,” from the series “Inventory,” wet plate process negative, platinum/palladium print,
courtesy of the artist and Jessica Hagen Contemporary Art, Newport, RI

Ron Cowie, “Nightgown,” from the series “Inventory,” wet plate process negative, platinum/palladium print,
courtesy of the artist and Jessica Hagen Contemporary Art, Newport, RI

Astrid Reischwitz, “Around the Corner,” archival pigment print, edition of 6, courtesy of the artist and Gallery Kayafas, Boston.

Astrid Reischwitz, “Spin Club,” archival pigment print, edition of 6, courtesy of the artist and Gallery Kayafas, Boston.

Astrid Reischwitz, “Harvesting Potatoes,” archival pigment print, edition of 6, courtesy of the artist and Gallery Kayafas, Boston.

Brian Kaplan, “Box Spring,” archival pigment print, courtesy of the artist.

Brian Kaplan, “Seashore Park Inn,” archival pigment print, courtesy of the artist.

Brian Kaplan, “248 Shore Road” archival pigment print, courtesy of the artist.

For directions, hours and more information about this exhibit, go to: https://www.panopticongallery.com/

Our thanks to Paul Sneyd and his staff at Panopticon Imaging for inviting us to guest curate this show. For information on the lab, go to: https://www.panopticonimaging.com






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4 Comments

on December 2, 2019

What a great show! Beautifully curated.

on December 2, 2019

What a gorgeous set of photographs! I’m sorry I can’t come to the opening, but I will certainly see the show. The images are all beautiful and thought-provoking — I’m eager to see them in person.

on January 2, 2020

[…] Panopticon Gallery – In Homeward Bound, nine photographers explore the longing for belonging, guest curated by Suzanne Révy and Elin Spring (yes! that’s us, again!). Bob Avakian, Ron Cowie, Brian Kaplan (above), Molly Lamb, Alysia Macaulay (Feature Image), Sarah Malakoff, Astrid Reischwitz, Suzanne Révy and Cheryle St. Onge exhibit several works each in a dialog on the yearning for a place we can call home. On view through February 2nd, 2020, for a complete view, go to: https://whatwillyouremember.com/homeward-bound-group-photography-exhibit-at-panopticon-gallery-in-bo… […]



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