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Artist's Talk & Book Signing: Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb at Roert Klein Gallery
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Artist's Talk & Book Signing:  Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb at Roert Klein Gallery

ALEX WEBB and REBECCA NORRIS WEBB bring their signature "two looks" to Boston this fall with two distinct exhibitions of work. The husband and wife team's most recent collaboration, Memory City - a yearlong photographic study of Rochester, New York, Eastman Kodak Company's hometown.

9/27/2014 to 10/31/2014
When: 9/27/2014

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Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb:  Memory City

 

Exhibition Dates:  September 27 - October 31, 2014

 

Reception, Artists' Talk & Book Signing: 

September 27

2:00 - 5:00 pm

 

The artistic duo has collaborated again on a poignant year-long project that looks at the history of a town that for years was home to Kodak; the work that went into Memory City was made over 5 visits to Rochester, NY and began the spring after the company declared bankruptcy.  The project is aptly named; it unfolds like a memorial to a dying medium.  Both artists are known for their use of film.  Webb used his last rolls of Kodachrome; the chemicals needed to process his images no longer exist, so the photographer resorted to processing the images in black and white.  This adds both a solum and gritty element to the project, and translates as a visual acknowledgement of the loss of a beloved process.  Norris Webb still uses color film, but again this may be among the last projects to be addressed by her in film.  Norris Webb employs the contact sheet in the work and in doing so also gives a nod to process.  As the work continues to reveal itself we begin to see more than the loss of a media but a way of life.  Process and means become backdrop for changing tides.  The loss of Kodak not only impacted artists and their process; it is also a reflection on the means by which personal memories are saved, and a specialized local economy was lost.

 

 

For more information on the event, please visit Robert Klein Gallery

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Image Information:  Alex Webb Downtown, Rochester, New York (2012)

‚ÄčCourtesy of Robert Klein Gallery

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