Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Katrina D'Autrement [MFA 2007] at Silver Eye

From Mary Viriginia Swanson's blog, you can view all of the honorable mention photographers there as well:

Silver Eye 2009 Fellowship Award winner Katrina M. d’Autremont will be speaking at the open of her exhibition this Saturday in Pittsburgh. From the Siilver Eye website:

2009 Fellowship Award Exhibition

Si Dios Quiere (If God Wants)
Photographs by Katrina M. d’Autremont
January 12 – March 20, 2010

Opening Reception:

Saturday, January 16, 2010 7 – 9 p.m.

Artist’s remarks at 7:30 p.m., Members free;

Non-members $6

Katrina M. d’Autremont’s relationship to her South American family and the search to find her place amidst different cultures and generations is the subject of the 26 color prints in the seriesSi Dios Quiere (If God Wants). In his juror’s statement, Andy Adams has written this about d’Autremont’s compelling work:

“The photographs in Katrina M. d’Autremont’s Si Dios Quiere present scenarios that explore issues of intimacy within her mother’s family in Argentina. Like a shoebox of snapshot memories, her pictures depict the private rituals that comprise a family’s life: cleaning the kitchen, watching television, gathering for a family feast. Interior domestic spaces dominate and each of her family members is underscored by the place that binds them together. The house where she was raised plays a significant role and in many cases the environment is a lead character, revealing how place (and our memory of it) influences and forms us. Her home is comprised of the kinds of objects that trigger memories from each of our pasts — the blue living room carpet, that familiar tablecloth, a piano — each part of an experience shared with the members of our tribe.”

This exhibition is made possible by Silver Eye Center for Photography members and by the Allegheny Regional Asset District, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, The Fine Foundation, The Grable Foundation, The Heinz Endowments, The A.W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation and Anonymous.

Click here for the press release