CUBA: PIERCING THE DARKNESS | SUSAN S. BANK
July 12 – September 09, 2018 | Artist Talk: September 06, 2018 6pm – 7pm
Leica Gallery Boston is proud to present Cuba: Piercing the Darkness
by Susan S. Bank.
Join us for an in-depth artist talk with Susan S. Bank and a guest panelist and mentor of Bank, Constantine Manos, September 06 from 6pm – 7pm.
The exhibition showcases a profound, lyrical and intimate photographic monograph of the legendary island of Cuba shot during the first decade of 21st century. Working against obstacles from Cuba and the US, Bank documented raw and timeless moments, creating a poetic portrait of daily life of Cuban campesinos and Havana city dwellers. Bank lived and worked over a six-year period with ten families in the countryside of Cuba and continued to visit Havana for about a decade. The variety of human relationships and emotions extends beyond the island of Cuba and challenges the viewer to explore the universal enigma of the human condition.
A LONGER VIEW | D. RANDALL BLYTHE
September 13 – November 11, 2018
Leica Gallery Boston is proud to present A longer View by D. Randall Blythe, from September 13 through November 11th, 2018. The opening reception will be held on September 13 from 6pm to 9pm, followed by an Artist Talk on September 14 from 5pm to 7pm. D. Randall Blythe will also host a Leica Akademie TBA.
The exhibition features a selection of Blythe’s striking images of the environment and human’s intervention, capturing both the beauty and demise of our surroundings. Blythe’s images of resistance against the currently daunting scenario, give us a glance at hope.
It is my hope that the intersection of these images of dissent, waste, and beauty will encourage each viewer to take “a longer view” and consider their impact on the environment— I am trying to do the same. Perhaps together we can begin to reject the devastating environmental shortsightedness that has been the hallmark of human expansion in the modern age.
– D. Randall Blythe