It's always hard to see a show come down when you've been living with it for months, so my solution was to have a closing party for the Glimpse Exhibition. I wanted to honor the photographers represented in the show and 6 of them--Pam Pecchio, David Hilliard, Burk Uzzle, Lisa McCarty, MJ Sharp, and Elizabeth Matheson were on hand to celebrate in person. I asked Pam and David if they would give a joint artist talk about their current work. What I didn't know when I asked them was that Pam was David's teaching assistant at Yale where they both got their MFA and that they hadn't seen each other in 15 years!! It was a wonderful reunion.
The room was thick with photographers!
David talked about his early influences
and spoke at length about working with his Dad and their relationship.
Pam introduced a new body of work involving photographing, printing, cutting, collaging, and then rephotographing.
Joni started to dip into the vino.
Jeff Whetstone, David, Anna Walker Skillman (Director of Jackson Fine Art, David's Atlanta gallery), and Pam