August 24 – September 23, 2018
Opening reception: Friday, August 24, 5-7pm
Artist talk: September 14, 5pm
TOUCH/STONES explores notions of connection and place as indicated by the human impulse to pick up a stone and place it on another stone. Cairns, drystone walls, portals, tombs, and other ritual sites are among the ages-old motifs expressed here through traditional and experimental photographic processes and materials, and presented in a variety of two- and three-dimensional formats. Resources include ancient and contemporary stone structures in western Ireland, as well as familiar New England drystone walls and cairns.
Carol Chase Bjerke’s playful and thought-provoking photographic works, handmade books, and multi-media installations have been exhibited across the nation and abroad, and are represented in numerous public and private collections. Her MFA is from Central Michigan University, and she currently lives and works in Madison, Wisconsin. She is enormously pleased and grateful for this opportunity to exhibit TOUCH/STONES in her native New Hampshire.