Women’s History Month: Susan de Witt & Jennifer Georgescu
Show Dates: March 11th, 2023 - April 1, 2023
Opening Reception: March 11th, 2023 4:00pm-7:00pm
Escondido's Arts Event, 2nd Saturday: March 11th, 2023 Open until 8:00pm
You are invited to a Zoom meeting. ARTIST TALK WITH JENNIFER GEORGESCU When: Mar 12, 2023 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this meeting: HERE *After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT During Women’s History Month we honor women with work by two artists, Jennifer Georgescu and Susan de Witt. These photographers have for years followed their passion, making photographs of social and ideological significance.
de Witt’s alternative process work is rich with warmth and gauzy beauty. Her depictions of languid women harken to a much earlier time of 19th century pictorialism aesthetics. Her analog printing techniques include darkroom ‘Lith’printing which uses a film developer as a paper developer and renders warm results; and intaglio printmaking using an etching press which she continues to this day. This photopolymer gravure process uses pigment inks which allow the artist to create images with any color palette though de Witt often chooses warm tones to complement her elegant portraits of women.
Motherhood is an emotional rollercoaster ride and Georgescu illustrates this with deeply toned fictions. She often puts herself in the frame but her children are the key performers. She says “Motherhood is precious and raw, wonderful and dark”. Her conceptual depictions are sometimes warm and sometimes worrying. Her children balance on the knife edge of need and letting go. They appear vulnerable and sweet…yet there might be something amiss. These photographs will allow you to interpret and seek the answer to the story Georgescu is telling within each hyper-real tableau.
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ALWAYS ON VIEW ARE WORKS BY OUR COLLECTIVE OF FIFTEEN PHOTOGRAPHERS.