Pink Trees, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 2000
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.
Bruce Berman Collection, Los Angeles
Boston Public Library
Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA
DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA
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