Photographer Gregory Banks Featured in Library Gallery
Photographer Gregory Banks brings his exhibit, "One and Many," to the Friends’ Gallery at the Needham Free Public Library this month.
In his photographer’s statement, Banks states:
"An object, usually lifeless & inanimate, can develop a particular personality when grouped. Alone, pictures of wigs or gateposts or parked cars can appear simply like an item in a merchant’s catalog. Amassed in context or with others of their kind, these grouped objects acquire presence. Like actual living things, grouped objects convey a mood, a sentiment, a message in the way that they relate to each other and to the viewer. Sometimes, it is as if they are a flock of birds or school of fish that move together, their reaction to the environment telling a story that comes through in the image.
"This ‘animation’ of objects finds harmony and counterpoint in images of solo subjects. A hummingbird, a sleeping child, a seagull easily display their own personality. These images are placed in a particular order with the other photos to juxtapose similar moods, imparting emotions from the animate to the inanimate."
This exhibit will be on display through September. For more information, call the library at 781-455-7559.