Matthew Gamber recently completed his MFA in photography from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Featured online are a suite of images produced in his native state of Ohio (during which he earned a BFA from Bowling Green State University) and his adopted home of Massachusetts. Gamber’s color work deals with this move from country to city and his personal negotiation of these two spaces and two lives. Many of his images showcase dualities of this experience via choice of setting, lighting, or subject. In contrast to the busy and dim, yet somehow luminous and intimate interior spaces of his parent’s home in Ohio, Gamber’s depiction of his apartment and its environs in Jamaica Plain are stark, minimal studies of contrast and urban adaptation.
Gamber has shown at the Oni Gallery, Texas Photographic Society, and artSPACE@16. Recently, his work has been featured at the Laconia Lofts Gallery, the Griffin Museum of Photography annual juried exhibition and the Boston Drawing Project at the Bernard Toale Gallery.
Currently, Gamber teaches and lectures at Massachusetts College of Art, SMFA, and Middlesex Community College. Gamber is the new Executive Editor of BigRedandShiny.com, an online arts magazine for the discussion and promotion of the Boston arts scene. Additionally, he will be featured in a show this November at Gallery Kayafas.
- Leslie K. Brown, PRC Curator
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