Friday, February 27, 2009

"Animalia" gallery opening with photographer Henry Horenstein

Last evening I experienced the joy of attending Henry Horenstein's opening at the Foster Gallery for his collection "Animalia". Henry's images of animals are full of mystery and surprise and detail. Viewing the images, I felt a strong, primitive resonance, as if the images were also very human in some way.

Henry Horenstein portrait by photographer Carol Lundeen
Here's a quick portrait of Henry with his work. Did you notice the ant crawling on the antelope's head? It's a reflection of, well, an ant portrait on the opposite wall of the gallery.

Self portrait with Horenstein's Seal
Here's a self portrait of me at play with Henry's portrait of a seal.

Digital Divas members with Henry Horenstein
Here's Henry with me and a few photography pals, left to right Jennifer Nourse, Carol Lundeen, Henry Horenstein, Gretje Fergusen, and our favorite framer, Kathy Skarvan of Ava Art. Thanks to Gretje's husband, Bob, for snapping this one.

Henry is a professor of photography at the Rhode Island School of Design. The show is scheduled to hang at the Foster Gallery at the Noble and Greenough School, 10 Campus Drive, Dedham, MA, through April 7th. Check it out!

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