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Lou Jones | distressed memories @ The Griffin Museum

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September 16, 2021 to October 01, 2021
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Griffin Museum-Photography, 67 Shore Road,, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States, 01890

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Lou Jones – distressed:memories \ September 2, 2021 – October 1, 2021\ \ September 21, 2021, 7 PM - 8:15 PM, In Person in Winchester, MA Free for Members. Non-members $10.\ September 28, 2021 7 PM – 8:15 PM, Virtual Zoom Artist Talk\ Free for Members. Nonmembers $10.\ \ The Griffin Museum of Photography is pleased to present Boston based artist Lou Jones. \ We have long known Jones for his professional commercial career, but we are thrilled to bring you his deeply personal body of work, distressed:memories. These collective memories, starting as sketches and ideas, written down and transcribed in deep visual detail showcase a world of creativity, sparks of imagination and filled with reference to the man himself. \ \ Lou Jones – distressed:memories is a photography series begun over twenty years ago by Lou Jones. It has been developed and printed in classic black & white as an homage to the very origins of photography. The images are mostly conceived as archetypal dreams & myths. Using all types of antiquing methods, the prints have been aged (\"distressed\") to depict another time, another age and suggest a different period in history, some before photography was invented. Even though captured with modern day equipment and techniques, the primal nature of photography is what is on display. Each image is highly conceptual and meant to break all types of rules about reality and tradition and be the antithesis of normal photography. The Griffin Museum show is the first time the body of work has been exhibited in its entirety.\ \ Before Matthew Brady’s pictures of Civil War battlefields through Lewis Hines’ images of child labor abuses to current front pages of newspapers showing refugees in, Sudan, photography, from its very inception, has always been document. Recording the visible. Photography can also reveal to us things that are too small or too big for us to see with our naked eye. It is perfect for archiving movements that are too fast or too slow. But these