Archive of Ephemera: Photography by Frances Paley

March 5 – June 12, 2005

Perkins Gallery

The photographs of Frances Paley are traditional film derived imagery. However, she uses a computer to alter the color to enrich and deepen the emotional impact of the images. The subjects in these photographs are related in one way or another to the past, whether they represent funerary subjects or animals from an archaic Parisian taxidermy shop. For Paley, they symbolize an affirmation of life through the poignancy of memory and love, mirroring our humanity by allowing us to peek into our wistful desires to capture the ephemeral and transcend time.