Opening Reception: April 26, 5:30pm
Exhibition Runs: April 26-29, 11am-5pm
Edward Weston’s still life photographs of peppers are etched into the history of photography as seminal studies in form, shape and content. Here at the New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA), a highlight of the John Teti Rare Photography Book Collection is a silver gelatin of Pepper #35 (1930).
On Friday, April 25, 2019, 5:30pm the Roger Williams Gallery at NHIA will host the opening reception of Pop Up Pepper: a photography exhibition and benefit sale to support the Organization for Refugee and Immigrant Success (ORIS) and their farms in New Hampshire.
The Organization for Refugee and Immigrant Success (ORIS) is an ethnic community-based organization. Its mission is to aid in the resettlement of refugee and immigrant groups in the state of New Hampshire by providing assistance, training, resources, and opportunities that promote self-sufficiency. The New American Sustainable Agriculture Project (NASAP) assists new Americans to build sustainable farm enterprises that are consistent with their culture and lifestyle aspirations and that strengthen regional, sustainable food systems as a whole.
We believe that art serves its kindest purposes while educating and benefiting people. With creating Pop Up Pepper, we combine our passion for the education of photography’s history and our concern for this local NGO and the new communities of immigrants and refugees in New Hampshire. The exhibition includes 46 unframed and unmounted photographs that feature or draw inspiration from Weston’s photographs of peppers. In addition, Edward Weston’s framed photograph will be hung as #35 in the exhibition. Kind and thoughtful photographers from all around the country have donated their art and interpretation, and during the five days of the exhibition visitors will have the opportunity to acquire any of the prints in exchange for a $100 donation to benefit.
ORIS and the farms in New Hampshire.
The exhibition was organized, curated and realized by Yoav Horesh, Chair of Photography at NHIA, Professor Brian O’Connor, inaugural Teti Research Fellow from University of North Texas, and the NHIA Senior Photography class of 2019.
Rich Anderson, Mike Ariel, Frank Armstrong, Karl Baden, Edie Bresler, Michael Cardinail, Caleb Charland, Lois Conner, Michael Dalton, Louis Depres, Stephen Dirado, Elizabeth Ellenwood, Mike Doran, Amy Giese, Patrice Helmar, Julee Holcomb, Yoav Horesh, Stephan Jacobs, Joe Johnson, Irene Klaver, Laura Letinsky, C. Melinda Levin, Joseph Michael Lopez, Jack Lueders- Booth, Kai McBride, Laura McPhee, Kathleen Mekailek, Dana Mueller, Greer Muldowny , Brian O’Connor, Doug Prince, Suzanne Revy, Claudia Rippee, Leo Rubinfien, Gary Samson, Glen Scheffer, Michael Seamans, Richella Simard, Tanya Synar , Joey Tipton, Roy Tennant, Dylan Vitone , Jo Ann Walters, Johanna Warwick, Edward Weston, Byron Wolfe, Roger Wyatt, Letitia Wyattt, Hope Zanes.