• From the screened porch, Auburndale, 2011, Type C print, 20x30 inches
  • Near the Pump House, Auburndale, MA, 2007 , Type C print, 30x40 inches
  • Nehalem Bay, OR, March 16, 2005 I, Type C print, 30x40 inches

Like Water

Photographs by Mary Lang

March 17-April 17

Reception: Wednesday, March 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Artist Talk: 6:00 p.m.

Boston Globe Exhibit Review

Simmons College presents Like Water: Photographs by Mary Lang from March 17 - April 17 at the Trustman Art Gallery, located on the fourth floor, Main College Building, 300 The Fenway in Boston. A reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m. will be held on Wednesday, March 19; Mary Lang will present an artist talk at 6:00 p.m. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

For ten years, Mary Lang has used water as a vehicle for her exploration into the impermanent and intangible. Her meditative and chimerical works of uncertain scale and place allow one to pause and draw a long breath. The photographs, with views of reflections of clouds, detritus on water or the beading of water on a window screen, are disorienting in their ephemeral quality. They are composed with edges not defined - what is reflected or "real" becomes tricky. We just don’t know. Yet they draw us in with their calm beauty. Her C-prints abstractly mirror the world.

These photographs are a bridge to the ineffable. They seem out of time and place. As a photographer Lang is rooted in the world - yet her subject matter seems not to be about physical description, but rather a sense of wonder and a release of the ego into a larger and more mysterious place.

The Lunchtime Lecture Series will continue in the Gallery on April 1 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. with Assistant Professor Kristin Dukes of the Psychology Department. The subject of her talk is Discerning Eye: Social Psychology of Perception

Trustman Gallery hours are 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Gallery is free, open to the public and wheelchair accessible. For more information, contact Marcia Lomedico at 617-521-2268.