fall 1997 - summer 1998 exhibition program
Facing Death: Portraits from Cambodia's Killing Fields
September 19– November 7, 1997
This was the U.S. premiere of 100 images of victims of Khmer Rouge prison, which documented and recorded the terror from 1975-1979. The portraits are a part of a little known archive of horror at the Tuol Sleng Museum of Genocide in Cambodia. Portions of the PRC-sponsored traveling exhibition showed at the Ansel Adams Center for Photography in San Francisco and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Facing Death was also published as a monograph by Twin Palm Publishers.
Light Over Ancient Angkor: Photographs by Kenro Izu
September 19 – November 7, 1997
Japanese photographer Kenro Izu portrayed the ancient temple site of Angkor Wat in Cambodia in forty large-scale platinum contact prints. Izu has photographed ancient stone monuments around the world with his custom made 14 x 20 camera, and traveled to Cambodia repeatedly. During his travels to Cambodia, Izu learned that some eight million mines have been buried there since 1940 and over 40,000 civilians have been killed or injured by them. To give something back to the country, Izu formed the non-profit Friends Without a Border Project in 1995, and built the Angkor Clinic for the Children as a result of this project.
November 21, 1997 – January 30, 1998
Eleven Artists was both a positive outgrowth of the cancellation of the PRC's 1997 New England Biennial and an effort to present a sense of the PRC's commitment to innovation and growth in the area's photographic community. The guiding principle behind this exhibition was to support the risks that artists take with their work. In Eleven Artists the risks range from experimenting with new technology to developing new artistic concerns. This exhibition featured an eclectic mixture of different photographic methods, goals and artistry. Included were works by Roswell Angier, Paul D'Amato, Susan Erony, Hilary French, Henry Horenstein, Jennifer Munson, Neal Rantoul, Anne Rearick, Janice Rogovin, Michael Silver, and Carrie Trippe.
1998 PRC Members' Exhibition
February 13 – March 6, 1998
From a pool of over 220 applications, jurors Julie Saul of the Julie Saul Gallery in New York and then PRC Director of Exhibitions Sara Rosenfeld Dassel selected 24 artists to be highlighted. Single person shows were awarded to Lisa Abitbol and Marianne Courville. Included in the group exhibition were Victoria Crayhon, Scott Alberg, Janiel Engelstad, Robert Goss, John Guillemin, David Herwaldt, Amy Kube, Jane Marsching, Keith Johnson, John Merrill, Denise Marika, Charles Martin, Kim Mimnaugh, Barbara Marshall, Jake Price, Brad Richman, Wendy Maclaurin Richardson, Steve Smith, David Witbeck, Elsa Voelcker, Jill Waterman, and Sharon Margaret Wickham. For more information on the PRC's juried exhibition and becoming a member of the PRC, please click here.
1998 Student Members' Exhibition
March 20 – April 17, 1998
The Institute of Contemporary Art's (ICA) former Curator Christoph Grunenburg and then PRC Director of Exhibitions Sara Rosenfeld Dassel juried the third annual PRC Student Members Exhibition . Most of the work selected focused on issues of self-conception and identity, or the documentation of immediate surroundings, as the artists seemed to focus inwardly as a way of defining their artistic voice. The exhibition included the works of Tzu Ching Yin, Rebecca Swiller, Kimberly Jenner, Luke C. Baer, Kristina Eagan Mast, Marc A. Raila, Davis Bliss, Emily G. Kahn, Laurel Nakadate, Zach Feuer, Fred Levy, Todd D'Addario, Momo Shinzawa, and Paul Burk.
Leopold Godowsky, Jr. Color Photography Awards
May 2 – June 28, 1998
These awards honor the co-inventor of Kodachrome film, Leopold Godowsky. The 1998 awards focused on the countries of Asia. Experts in the field of Asian art and photography were invited to nominate artists for consideration. Three winners were chosen from over 70 artists representing the countries of China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. The competition was juried by independent scholar and Curator Noriko Fuku and Boston University Assistant Professor for Asian Art History Elizabeth Ten Grotenhuis. The exhibition at the PRC showcased photographers Miwa Yanagi, Manit Sriwanichpoom, and Eiji Ina.
Please click here to view the special Godowsky online site and for more information about the Godowsky Awards.
Photographs by Darrell Matsumoto and Tsugumi Maki
May 2 – June 28, 1998
This exhibition featured two artists concerned with the power of objects. Both approached this topic in different ways, and with different aesthetics.