New exhibition “After Hours” by photographer and painter Claire Seidl, at the Red Filter Gallery in Lambertville, NJ.
There are things in these pictures that I know well: dinners, porches, dining rooms, electric lights, flashlights, posts, floorboards, old chairs, windows, screen doors, books, my camera. There are phenomena I am familiar with but want to know more intimately: nighttime, shadows, moonlight, blurred images, reflections in glass. And, people: swimmers, girls (daughters!),grandparents, dear friends.
There are images in these pictures that only the camera can reveal: what we can’t see in the dark with our own eyes; what we can’t hold in sight after we shift our gaze. The camera gathers up multiple focal points while we can only see one at a time; and it accumulates what happens over time (seconds, minutes, hours) in a single two-dimensional place, the photograph.
These photographs remind me not of memories but of memory itself. They speak of time passing, and of mystery. I hope the images are evocative and emotional for the viewer, as they are for me.
Exhibition: May 9 – July 6
For more information: After Hours