Current Exhibit 

Pink Trees

Pink Trees, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 2000


Mary Kocol

Garden Photography

January 24 - February 23

 

Gallery Talk followed by Artist Reception

Sunday, February 2, 1:00pm

Free with admission

 

Mary Kocol is a fine art and editorial photographer based in Boston. She's a recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship and several Massachusetts Local Cultural Council grants. Editorial clients include The New York Times Magazine, Boston Magazine, and Doubleday. Kocol is represented by Gallery NAGA on Newberry Street in Boston.

Mary Kocol's photography has received acclaim for its transformation of ordinary domestic and street scenes, located often in her resident Somerville, Massachusetts, into dramatic, richly colored compositions that convey an uncanny sense of both day and night. By photographing at dusk, with prolonged exposures, Kocol creates a melding of daytime and evening that transforms the mundane into the fantastic.

In addition to her medium format (6x9) work, Kocol shoots with a plastic lens toy camera, producing images in which she uses the camera’s imperfections and its vagaries of focus. Examples of her photography are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

 

Framed 23" x 23" digital inkjet prints:

Deep Purple Lilacs, Arnold Arboretum

Willow Tree, Somerville

Conifers Arnold Arboretum

Cherry Branches Blue Sky, Arnold Arboretum

 

Framed 28" x 28" Type C prints:

Illuminated Dogwood Tree

Cherry Blossoms, Washington D.C.

Pink Trees Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Spring Central Park New York City

Spring Tree Providence

 

All photographs, courtesy of the artist and Gallery NAGA, are priced at $1,200 unframed and are printed by the artist in limited editions, using archival materials.

 

Collections

Bruce Berman Collection, Los Angeles

Boston Public Library

Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA

DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA

Fidelity Investments

J. Paul Getty Museum

Lambert Art Collection, Geneva, Switzerland

Los Angeles County Art Museum of Art

Library of Congress

List Visuals Arts Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Museum of Modern Art, New York

Photographic Resource Center, Member's Print Program 1993, Boston, MA

Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI

Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Victoria and Albert Museum, London

William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

 

 

To learn more about the artist, visit her website at:  www.MaryKocol.com