Isolation is rapidly re-configuring how we understand shelter, and sense of place. For better and worse, shelter-in-place is defining who we are. Home can be a sanctuary—representing protection from a vague, lethal menace, but can also be something akin to a jail cell. All of us are meeting new uncertainties—social, emotional, spiritual and economic. In this anxious moment, photography can help draw meaning from our experience.
“In the Shadow of Corona,” a group exhibit exploring the social, psychological and imaginative responses to COVID-19 and shelter-in-place, is scheduled to open at the Cherry Center Friday, September 4, 2020. The exhibition explores issues related to isolation, creative adaptation, novel ways to connect and vision for the future. An online version of this exhibition can be viewed here.
ImageMakers participating in the exhibit include Mary Aiu, Janet Beaty, Dixie Dixon, Richard Cannon, Ginger Chih, Matt Connors, Eduardo Fujii, Ruth Grimes, Louis Hembree, Bert Ihlenfeld, Roger Lundblad, Jeanne Marino, Carolyn Moore, Rick Murai, Robert Nielsen, Mark Overgaard, Peter Paluzzi, Ken Parker, Jacqui Turner, Steve Zmak, and Victor Klinger.
The exhibit has been extended through Friday, October 16, 2020 during gallery hours: Wednesday through Friday, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm, or by appointment. In observance of social distancing guidelines, the gallery will be limited to two guests at one time. Masks are required.
Pictured: “Four Granite Boulders, Bald Rock, Berry Creek, California” – Kenneth Parker