Attempting to Document That Which
Can Not Be Recorded
Don't Miss a Lecture and Presentation by Artist
June 15 @ 6PM
Free and open to the Public.
In my work, I explore the interplay between biography and fiction. I am interested in moments where imagination intersects with everyday life and conversely, where within fiction, we find the most telling truths. My work is narrative and I fabricate photographs,
objects, animations and drawings that serve to tell part of the story I’m telling. Using the camera’s frame as a stage for performance, I attempt to document what I feel I am unable to capture with the camera.
My current body of work, Securing Shadows, explores the transience of childhood from my perspective as a mother. Using a photographic process called the photogram, I am making large-scale narrative tableaus which feature the silhouettes of my family. These
images draw upon personal symbolism and reenact moments from our lives, including both the imaginative play-words of my children and the daily struggles/joys of parenting
Amy Lovera is an artist whose work is rooted in imaginative storytelling and the interplay between reality and fiction. Her work has been exhibited and published both nationally and internationally, including a screening of an animation at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, a performance at the RISD Museum and a publication in Mexico’s Fine Art Photography journal, Luna Córnea. She has also been awarded grants from the Rhode Island State Council of the Arts and the LEF Foundation.