Thursday, January 15, 2015

Betsey and the Strange Room

I drove up to New Britain, Connecticut today to meet my sister Betsey, and to see an exhibit of photographs at the New Britain Museum of American Art.  The black and white prints were from something called  "Group f.64" and included photographers Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, and Imogen Cunningham, among others.  Then we spent time with the paintings collection.  Then, we found this.  It is a room constructed in a gallery, called  "The Vesper Project" by the artist Titus Kaphar.  The interesting thing is that you are supposed to walk through the room.  Betsey is doing that here, and it almost looks as if she belongs in the room.


Anonymous said...

Haha! Should have known I'd end up on your blog! It was very strange walking through that room...I really enjoyed seeing the "Group f .64"photos again and getting your perspective. What a wonderful way to spend time with my brother :-) bsk

ken schwarz said...

This is a very interesting picture. And kudo's to your sister, Betsey, for agreeing to be included in the exhibit! The human element makes the photograph!

Ken Spencer said...

Primo: You are absolutely right. Without Betsey in the room, I wouldn't have an interesting picture. However... the "agreeing to be in the picture" was not something she did. You hang out with your brother the photographer, you might get photographed. And, end up on the blog... :-)