Parsons Photo Alumna Ogier-Bloomer (MFA ’11) in Two-Person Show at Jewett Art Gallery

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An Intimate Portrait of Motherhood

Works by Katie Doyle & Anna Ogier-Bloomer
Jewett Art Gallery at Wellesley College

On View: February 29th – April 1st
Opening Reception: February 29, 5-7pm

Ogier-Bloomer, Scratches from breastfeeding at nine months, 2014, Archival inkjet print

Ogier-Bloomer, Scratches from breastfeeding at nine months, 2014, Archival inkjet print

This exhibition forces the viewer to confront the sensual, intimate nature of breastfeeding and the physical mother-child relationship. Through photography and video, these two artists use the lens to examine and cope with the physical, emotional and mental complexities of the mother’s body. Doyle’s work gives the audience a vantage point so close they feel as if they’re seeing from inside her, while her son suckles and consumes milk or entangles his soft limbs in hers. Ogier-Bloomer’s photographs utilize a frank, unapologetic voice shared between image-maker and subject: whether she appears in the image with her daughter, her mother, or from behind the camera. Both artists examine this unique maternal communication based in touch—a language without words, rooted in biology and the senses.

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You can see more of Anna’s work on her website:
annaogierbloomer.com

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