Ghosts Who Now Dance

Exhibition Website

Dec 11 2016 - Jan 15 2017

On display at the Griffin's satellite location, the Colson Gallery, Eastworks Ste 246, 116 Pleasant Street, Easthampton, MA 01027.

Sandy Alpert’s photographs resemble detached figures, ghostly shadows within shadows that represent her own ghosts from the past. These beautiful figures created by negative space and light are visually similar to the long shadows dancing across the frames captured by our very own founder, Arthur Griffin.

Sandy Alpert’s, Ghosts Who Now Dance, will be featured in the Griffin Museum’s Atelier Gallery at the Stoneham Theatre in Stoneham, MA.

“When I began this project in 1998, I was haunted by the ghosts of my past, Feelings of isolation and loss infused these images. I was too close to it. It was too close to me. I had to leave it—unexpressed,” says Sandy Alpert. “As I now reflect upon these images, I see a sense of grace. I see fluidity. I see a silent rhythm. I see ghosts who now dance. The realization of this work is, in itself, an act of forgiveness. Forgiveness of others and of myself,” she goes on to say.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.

  • Photography
  • Contemporary
  • Sandy Alpert

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