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Bob

Sara K. Lyons

Bob, July 2014

Accepted! This image will be shown in the MAEA's Serious Play exhibition at Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Boston, MA in November 2014.

These Four Walls • ArtsWorcester

Sara K. Lyons

In November 2012, ArtsWorcester presented These Four Walls, an exhibition of contemporary studio furniture at the Aurora Gallery in Worcester, MA. This image, along with other architectural photographs by a number of ArtsWorcester member artists, was exhibited as a complement to the furniture on display. 

01301/Greenfield, MA 2012

Sara K. Lyons

This image was exhibited in 01301: Art for, by, and about Greenfield. The exhibition opened in early October 2012 in Greenfield, MA. The following text accompanied the image:

On September 3, 2011, I had the privilege of photographing Annie & Kia’s wedding in Greenfield, Massachusetts. I was charmed by Kia’s vibrancy and wit as she prepared for what she called her “special day” in a tone mocking the TV Bridezilla who had originally uttered those words. Annie & Kia wed with style & grace embracing each other and an uncertain future which would include a honeymoon consumed by cancer treatments for Kia. Kia passed in early 2012. In accordance with Annie & Kia’s wishes, theirs is not a tragedy. It is and always will be a love story.

Alternative Focus/Davis Art Gallery 2011-2012

Sara K. Lyons

Untitled, September 2011

The above photograph was selected for a juried exhibition at the Davis Art Gallery in Worcester, MA. The exhibit, Alternative Focus, will feature photographic art that employs historical as well as non-traditional techniques that "showcase the imprint of each photographer’s individuality and artistry."
The exhibition will be on view November 3, 2011 - January 27, 2012.

Chrysanthemum Series 2010 & Artspace Annual Members Exhibit 2011

Sara K. Lyons

Deadheaded, from the Chrysanthemum Series, September 2011


The above photograph comes from a group of images taken over the summer and into the fall of 2010 while I watched the development of chrysanthemum seedlings from my back window. This image is currently on exhibit in the Annual Artspace Members Show from September 12 - October 7, 2011.

I hope to edit and print many more images from this series and create a cohesive photo essay that illustrates the many facets of growing these fall flowers. Here are a couple more:

Pots, June 2010
Buds, September 2010

Confluence/Franklin County Biennial 2010

Sara K. Lyons

In October of 2010, the photograph below was juried into the Franklin County Biennial exhibition. The exhibit was located at The Gallery at Hallmark in Turner's Falls. This particular image comes from a body of work that continues to grow along with my children. See additional images, The Recorder coverage, and an artist's statement below.
 



The Recorder, Arts & Entertainment, September 23, 2010



"If you look at a picture of two of Franklin County's many rivers coming together; it's easy to see how that represents a confluence. But how about an assemblage of materials...or a picture of a sprite-like girl seemingly trapped under a porch?....How do these represent confluence?"
                    ––Arn Albertini, The Recorder




I am endlessly fascinated with the upward struggle of my own children as they try to make sense of the world. In spite of living explosively close to their own birth dates, I often sense they have access to a hidden wisdom that guides them through the tumult of growing up. The only evidence of that inner perception, or the perceived confluence of childhood innocence and adult experience, has been exposed in my photographic work. 
To an extent, I prefer to eschew some of the technical, mechanical aspects of photography in favor of simple tools and the use of available light. In this way, I aim to capture moody glimpses of what I consider to be private, almost secret moments. As a mother, often grounded in the present demands of nurturing my children, I am driven to explore and hopefully elucidate the idea that these moments are in fact a portal to their future. 
Working with capricious subjects in addition to keeping my photographic practice loose and unfettered provides numerous variables and unpredictable results. This adds an element of surprise to my process that sustains my desire to conjure evocative images.