At first, I was put off by Booker’s big black rubber sculptures–but once I understood more about them, was mesmerized by the beauty of their patterns, and the messages they convey.
Each photo was snapped at a moment of seeming profound interpersonal understanding, of relationship, of trust between photographer and subject. Those those moments are shared with/experienced by the viewer.
The show is a colorful collection of monotypes, monoprints and experimental prints composed of fabrics, hand quilting, stamping, sandpaper, and pastel, on wood, metal, ink and paper, and combinations of the above. It celebrates New England artists and printers “trying something new, breaking the rules.”
If Heide Hatry’s provocative photographic show—Heads and Tales–at the Peirre Menard Gallery, (10 Arrow St. in Cambridge) is meant to shock: it does.