Photolab in Berkeley invites you to a reception for photographer and playworker Lia Sutton exhibiting color and black and white photographs in the Picturish Gallery.
Join us on Saturday. January 28th from 5 to 7 pm, meet Lia Sutton and enjoy a bit of wine and cheese and see our newest exhibit:
Play / Ground: Exploring the Power of Unstructured Outdoor Play
Play / Ground: Exploring the Power of Unstructured Outdoor Play, is an exhibit of color and black and white photographs by Lia Sutton, an artist whose direct artistic practice includes the hands-on teaching of carpentry to children. Teaching children to create art gives them a vehicle for their own adventures and for experiencing, often for the first time, the wonders of creating sculpture, three dimensional design and applied mathematics. Sutton feels strongly that giving children real tools with which to create their own environment as they see it is a radical idea. And to "trust children enough to follow their minds, where they may lead" is a revolutionary activity.
Lia Sutton spent six months photographing an Adventure Playground outside of Amsterdam. …a children’s paradise in which they had created giant wooden structures, dikes, and a wooden ship two stories high. She says, " I knew that this place, both idyllic and cluttered, would be the perfect site to begin to explore this photographic inquiry."
The photographs, both in color and black and white, illustrate with delicate intimacy, the feeling of being a child living in a magical, hand-crafted world. Many of the photos are reminiscent of the iconic work of the many photographers who contributed to the Family of Man exhibit and book from the mid twentieth century. http://www.moma.org/learn/resources/archives/archives_highlights_06_1955
This on-going exhibit will run from January 19 to Saturday, January 25, 2012. The Picturish Gallery is open to the public, free of charge and accessible. Light refreshments will be served.
Picturish Gallery, 2235 Fifth Street, Berkeley, Ca 94710. Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm, Saturday 10:30am to 2:30pm.
For more information: http://www.photolaboratory.com/gallery.htm
Driving directions: http://www.photolaboratory.com/drivingdirections.htm
Contact: Andrea McLaughlin firstname.lastname@example.org
Jpegs available upon request.