On View: "Creatures" Group Show at the Kiernan Gallery

I'm absolutely thrilled to have my image "hope" on display at The Kiernan Gallery in Lexington, Virginia, USA as part of the "Creatures" group show running from February 27 - March 23, 2013.

hope - photograph by Suzanne Goodwin
The image explores the idea of capturing and holding for ourselves what we might like to be, or in this case what the animal represents to oneself, yet without regard for the creature itself.  It is the first in what will be a somewhat introspective series examining themes of desires, regret and acceptance.

The entire "creatures" show is available to view online at www.kiernangallery.com and the exhibition catalog is available in book form on Blurb.com. There's some absolutely fantastic work in the show and it never ceases to amaze me how elegant and powerful even the most seemingly simple images can be.

The show was juried by fine art photographer Anne Berry who is a Critical Mass 2012 Top 50 finalist. Her series "behind glass" is one of the most moving and aesthetically interesting depictions of captive animals that I have seen.