Show ran from 5/1/2013 to 5/25/2013
Opening Reception on Saturday, May 4 4-7pm
Time and Remembering, mixed media
Pamela Hobbs is a fine-art photographer whose work explores feminine identity and the passage of time. Photographing miniature dolls, plaster figures and collected objects, Hobbs creates a surreal and enigmatic sensibility in these toned and hand-colored black and white pieces.
The current exhibit includes Time and Remembering, a series of eleven mixed media works in handmade shadowbox frames as well as several pieces from an earlier series entitled, “Dearly Departed.”
The imagery is presented through sepia-toned and hand-colored photographs housed in rustic pine enclosures. Antique wooden chambers and curio cases hold dried flowers, broken eggs and forgotten dolls. Patterned papers, lacy textures and children’s playing cards quilt the shadowbox interiors. These trunk-like boxes resonate memory, loss and time slipping away.
“Dearly Departed” (2007), a series of sepia-toned photographs, explores death and mortality. Women pictured in twilight landscapes disappear into uncertain futures. Images of statuesque women remain obscured in cocoon-like enclosures with dried flowers and discarded nests.