Phyllis Crowley: "Fields and Screens" at Choate Rosemary Hall

"Red Marsh 2012"
© Phyllis Crowley
"Fields and Screens" is an exhibit of photography by Phyllis Crowley at Paul Mellon Arts Center Gallery at Choate Rosemary Hall school. The show opened November 1 and ends December 15, 2012.
There is an opening reception on Friday, November 16, from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.

Crowley's landscape work in this series is reminiscent of Japanese screens.

From the press release: "[Crowley] notes, 'In working with the landscape, I am not attempting to simply represent what I see . . . . The less realistic the image, the more the work encourages participation from the viewer. With the use of abstraction, multiple images, and non-conventional formats, I can create new relationships which bring me closer to the original emotional experience.” Crowley’s photographs may also intentionally distort and transform information through screens of water, dirt, or fabric—a reference to what she calls “our inability to know anything clearly or directly.'”