Rose Marasco’s exhibition, Camera Lucida, opens on June 23 at the University of New England Art Gallery on Stevens Avenue in Portland at 4-7 pm. The exhibit will also be the debut of Marasco’s book entitled, At Home. Marasco will do a reading from the book and gallery talk in the gallery on September 7th. Doors will open at 5:00 and the talk will begin at 5:30 pm. Camera Lucida will be on view June 23 – October 8, at the UNE Art Gallery, 716 Stevens Ave, Portland, ME.
At Home is a memoir and meditation on the history of photography from one of New England’s most respected artists. The book features short personal writings on topics ranging from artist’s residencies and iPhone photography, to the early death of her father, and includes selections from several bodies of work from Marasco’s long career. Shifting fluidly between images and texts, the artist shares the evolution of her artistic process, interrogates key moments in photography’s development, and invites readers to explore their own creativity. Lucy Lippard’s foreword situates Marasco as a key feminist voice among practitioners of vernacular photography. The confluence of past and present embedded in Marasco’s own home—a Greek Revival style residence she purchased in 2003—prompted uncanny connections to the artist’s life, and provides the armature for this book-length exploration of how domestic spaces and objects carry meaning across time.