|Medic by Jennifer B Hudson|
photo-eye Books, 370 Garcia Street, Santa Fe, NM
Friday, March 1st 5:00-7:00pm
Contact: Melanie McWhorter
Phone: 505.988.5152 x 112
VERVE Gallery of Photography and photo-eye Books in collaboration with Photolucida presents a book signing for Gallery Artist Jennifer B Hudson’s new publication Medic at photo-eye Bookstore on Friday, March 1, 5-7pm.
As part of Photolucida's Critical Mass 2011, Jennifer B Hudson was awarded the prestigious monograph award and Photolucida published Jennifer’s book Medic. Over 200 jurors participate in Critical Mass, the juror pool comprised of 200 international photography curators, gallery owners, museum directors, publishers, and editors. See images from the book here.
Medic is a snapshot of physically or spiritually ill humans and their relationships with themselves and others in times of need -- the images are metaphors exploring introspection, empathy and compassion. Jennifer Hudson explains:
The work began wholly on one sentence whispered by my husband while we endured a deeply unsettling time together. He held my hand, lay close to me and said softly, "I just wish I could take the pain from your body, and put it into mine." I have been fortunate to know incredible love all my life, but at that moment I became suddenly and intensely aware of the magnificent power that exists between people who care for one another. When I was anxious and fighting to fall asleep each night, I began to invent miracle machines; contraptions that heal, deliver hope, legacy, remedy, and redemption. Each image from Medic is a thoughtful invention, strange and tender, revealing facets of the delicate human heart.... In the making of this work, I sought to begin to understand some of the most rare and beautiful relationships in the world, to expose their most frail, vulnerable moments, times of great intensity, and most cherished inner workings.In the ten isolated chamber scenes in the Medic body of work we are invited to witness emotional experiences, exchanges, and confrontations brought on by life’s transitory nature. In some chambers, we are invited to experience life-changing moments for persons with humbling choices. In other chambers, we see exchanges of affection, tenderness, connection, mercy and empathy. However, each chamber metaphorically explores the challenges to both individuals and human relationships during serious illness and their fantasizing for a “miracle machine, a contraption that heals”.
Can't make it to the signing? Purchase a signed copy of Medic