OH: Akron

WHERE: Akron Art Museum

WHEN: Through July 8, 2012.

TITLE: String of Hearts: Photographs by Bea Nettles

BRIEF ABOUT: In the Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell Gallery, works from her seminal series of photographs, spans nearly thirty years of the artist’s significant career. Many of her images contain metaphoric views of domesticity and motherhood. “Once I had my first child,” says Nettles, “I was connected to history.” It is her exploration of parental responsibility and inventive use of autobiographical images that are the focus of this show. She is among a group of pioneering artists who in the late 1960s and early 70s began inventing alternative photographic techniques to explore aspects of their emotional life in a symbolic rather than documentary manner. A leader of the handwork movement, Nettles augments her photographs with applied color, stitching, textiles and text. Editor’s note: On Thursday, April 12 at 6:30 pm, the artist will give a lecture and it is free to the public, but reservations are required to guarantee seating.

MORE DETAILS: www.akronartmuseum.org or call 330.376.9185.

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