Summertime at the A. Smith Gallery
May 30, 2017
I’m thrilled to share that two of my images will be part of the upcoming Summertime show at the A. Smith Gallery in Johnson City, Texas. Big thank you to Juror Sandrine Hermand-Grisel and Amanda Smith of the gallery for including me. I’ve worked with the A. Smith Gallery on numerous occasions–this is the sixth group show in which I have participated at the Gallery. The Gallery is always a pleasure to work with, and I’ve enjoyed our experiences together.
I’m particularly happy with the two images that Sandrine chose for the Summertime show: Bicycle Battle Scars and Worms!
Bicycle Battle Scars is a newer image, one that I took after my daughter learned to ride a two-wheel bicycle recently. It’s part of my Like a Girl project, and I love how it demonstrates her resiliency and determination. The combination of bruises and her skirt emphasize the way she is unconstrained by gender norms and hasn’t yet internalized feeling self-conscious about her body. It’s one of my favorite recent images.
Worms! is an image I took several years ago, but I feel like I could have taken it last weekend. My children are forever collecting worms, frogs, toads, cicadas, etc. I really hate creepy crawling things, but I’m so glad that they catch them. I feel like this is one of those right of passage things that all children should do and that many kids miss out on today in the world of over-scheduled lives and limited free play outside.
The rest of the Summertime show looks really amazing too. Sandrine chose a beautiful assortment of color and black and white images, each of which captures the spirit of summer. It’s an honor to be included in this exhibit.