Three artists give voice to the ‘Unspoken’

Aug 05, 2017
Work by, from left, Jeannie Hutchins, Cindy Beams and Sal Taylor Kydd is going on view at Rockport’s Pascal Hall.

Rockport — “Unspoken,” a photography exhibit by artists Sal Taylor Kydd, Cindy Beams and Jeannie Hutchins, will open Friday, Aug. 11, at Pascal Hall, 86 Pascal Ave. Hours will be Wednesdays through Sundays from 2 to 5 p.m. through Aug. 27. All are invited to the opening reception Friday from 5 to 7 p.m.

Using both contemporary and historic printing methods, the “Unspoken” images deal with the connection between visual and psychological reality. The exhibit explores the liminal realm of our psyche, a world that is experienced unconsciously and uniquely by each of us.

Kydd’s work is primarily an exploration of memory and how we attempt to preserve it.  Through her use of alternative printing processes, specifically platinum-palladium, the photographic object becomes a keepsake of experience, a way of recording discoveries that remind what we have lost and what we are attempting to preserve. Kydd recently moved from Los Angeles to Rockport, where she completed her MFA at Maine Media College.

Beams is fascinated by the vulnerability and innocence of children. Working primarily in black and white, she has created a world where childhood is experienced as a mysterious dance with life itself. Besides sharing her artistic talents here on the Midcoast, Beams is immersed in an educational partnership with Orkeeswa Secondary School in Tanzania.

Hutchins, who often uses cyanotype and gum bichromate printing methods, creates images to help her wrestle with life’s unanswerable questions. Not being content to look at the world as she sees it, her photographic style pushes visual reality into another dimension that is simultaneously plausible and impossible. Canadian-American Hutchins moved back to Camden in 2011.

For more information or to schedule a gallery visit, call Beams at (978) 618-2584. The artists’ websites are jeanniehutchins.com, cindybeams.com and saltaylorkydd.com.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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