Robin Myers and Katharine Shields
May 3rd - June 3rd, 2012
"As the astronomers unanimously teach, the circuit of the whole earth,which to us seems endless, compared with the greatness of the universehas the likeness of a mere tiny point."
—AMMIANUS MARCELLINUS ACA. 330-395
Photography, as history has demonstrated, often falls short of its intended function of transparent communication and instead underscores the gaps between our own perceptions and the way a camera can uniquely cut and flatten space. The two artists represented here have embraced this dimensional transliteration to hint at ideas that sit well
outside of photography’s frame. The images toe a tenuous line between incalculable vastness and invisible minutia, yet remain within sight of a recognizable reality. In the process of being suspended between endless moments or transported into a vision of space, we end up always back where we began, with both feet firmly on the ground, better prepared to reconsider our own immediate surroundings and our relationship to them.
Robin Myers was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She graduated from MassArt in 2012 with a BFA in Photography where she has received many awards, including a 2008 and 2010 National Endowment for the Arts Award and the Kirsten Malone Scholarship. She's currently an MFA candidate at the Yale School of Art. Her work has recently been exhibited at Aviary Gallery in Jamaica Plain, Godine Gallery in Boston, and Powderhouse in Somerville.
Visit Robin's website at robin-myers.com!
Katharine Shields (b. 1984, New Hampshire) is a photographer who lives in Boston, MA. Her work has been exhibited at The Photographic Resource Center in Boston, MA, Aviary Gallery in Jamaica Plain, MA, and Powderhouse in Somerville, MA. She graduated from MassArt in 2012 with a BFA in photography.
Visit Katharine's website at kfisk.com!