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Art Talks: Frozen in Time | Sarah C. Butler, Vicki Goldberg, Alison Morley | An Artist Dialogue Series Event

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January 11, 2017

FREE—The Corner Room doors open at 6 PM.

From Frozen in Time by Sarah C. Butler, copyright © 2016, published by Glitterati Incorporated.
From Frozen in Time by Sarah C. Butler, copyright © 2016, published by Glitterati Incorporated.

In celebration of Sarah C. Butler’s new book Frozen in Time author and critic Vicki Goldberg joins the artist for a discussion moderated by editor Alison Morley.

A photographic narrative chronicling a turbulent mother-daughter relationship in the serene setting of a beautiful but decrepit Maine home, Frozen in Time is at once beautiful and heart-wrenching. Sarah Butler’s gorgeous photographs tell a poignant story of coming to terms with a difficult mother in a way that is both intimately personal and universally relatable.

Drawn to reconnect with her mother after a long estrangement, the artist found that photography allowed her the perspective to understand and respect her mother’s choices. The deeply emotional images, from a pair of little girls’ dresses that her mother kept for decades to a corner of the house with its foundation propped upon a pile of rocks, reveal a complex and compelling psychological narrative. Frozen in Time is a book about family, distance and reconciliation, and, finally, the beauty found in acceptance.

Copies of Frozen in Time (Glitterati Incorporated, December 2016) are available for purchase and signing at the end of the event.

Sarah C. Butler is the author of Portrait of a Maine Island (Glitterati, 2009). She spends part of each year on Mount Desert Island off the coast of Maine, where she creates most of her work. She travels the rest of the year to find inspiration for her work. She attended Franklin College in Lugano, Switzerland; Rockport College in Rockport, Maine; and Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia. She regularly exhibits her work in galleries throughout the northeastern United States.

From Frozen in Time by Sarah C. Butler, copyright © 2016, published by Glitterati Incorporated.
From Frozen in Time by Sarah C. Butler, copyright © 2016, published by Glitterati Incorporated.

Vicki Goldberg is a photography critic and author based in New Hampshire. She has written for The New York Times and Vanity Fair. She has lectured in Belgium, England, France, China, Korea, Norway and Portugal as well as the United States.

From Frozen in Time by Sarah C. Butler, copyright © 2016, published by Glitterati Incorporated.
From Frozen in Time by Sarah C. Butler, copyright © 2016, published by Glitterati Incorporated.

Alison Morley is the Chair of the Documentary Photography and Photojournalism Program at the International Center of Photography (ICP). She has also previously held the position of Photo Editor for The New York Times, Elle Magazine, Esquire, and the Los Angeles Times Magazine.

Initiated and organized by Arezoo Moseni in 2004, Artist Dialogues Series provide an open forum for understanding and appreciation of contemporary art. Artists are paired with critics, curators, gallerists, writers or other artists to converse about art and the potential of exploring new ideas.

The event is free and advanced registration is recommended. 

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