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Monday, February 15, 2010

Joy Bush photo show opens at Jennifer Jane Gallery Thursday

Jennifer Jane Gallery
838 Whalley Ave., New Haven, (203) 494-9905
Joy Bush: Abesse
Feb. 18—Mar. 13, 2010
Opening reception: Thurs., Feb. 18, 6—8 p.m.

Press release

Joy Bush's artist statement:

The Latin word abesse, which means absent, away, wanting, provides the intellectual and emotional structure for these photographs. I find that I am drawn to places where I feel the visual echoes of human presence places that people seem to have left and that hold no certainty of their return. The photographs are structured from shadow, light, and color, and often use some barrier, however abstract. These images are from trips to Bonaire and England, as well as from walks I took in Connecticut during the last two years.

Joy Bush is a current Jennifer Jane Gallery Photographic Society Member. Bush has decades of experience as a documentary and fine art photographer. Her photographs have appeared in The Village Voice, The New York Times, Connecticut Review, and many other publications. She is represented in the permanent collections of the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, the Yale Medical Group Art Place in New Haven, Connecticut, and in many private collections. Along with the work she is presenting in the series Abesse Joy also makes black and white Pawtraits. "Pet Portraits of Distinctions" grew out of her love for animals and her fascination with the Rembrandt-esque black and white photography of Hollywood in the heyday of great studio portraiture of the 1930s and 1940s.

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