Florida Museum of Photographic Arts opens latest exhibition

The Tampa-based museum will feature art from Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Ruth Bernhard, and host Elger Esser for a private lecture on March 18
(PR NewsChannel) / January 13, 2015 / TAMPA, Fla. 
Image: Elger Esser, Combray (Pressy-sous-Dondin II) Frankreich (Bourgogne, 71 Saône-et-Loire), 2011

Image: Elger Esser, Combray (Pressy-sous-Dondin II) Frankreich (Bourgogne, 71 Saône-et-Loire), 2011

The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts (FMoPA) announces the opening of Elger Esser: Combray. FMoPA has steadily extended its platform of photographic exhibitions by showcasing artists such as Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Ruth Bernhard, and now Elger Esser. Elger Esser will also be visiting FMoPA on March 18, for a lecture (private meet & greet 6 – 7 pm; lecture 7:30 – 8:30); this lecture is sponsored by The Photo League of FMoPA: FMoPA’s resource for photographers to meet in a community where they discuss photographic technique, host lectures, and gain knowledge in the world of contemporary photography.

Elger Esser, a modern German photographer, is known for his large-format heliograveure of meditative landscapes. The content of Esser’s work primarily focuses on the rural French countryside. The meditative landscapes present the peaceful mood of the untouched scenery.

The title Combray which Esser gave to this series, is cause for interpretation. “Combray” comes from Marcel Proust’s epochal novel “A la recherche du temps perdu” (1913-27; English title: “In Search of Lost Time”) and names the reconstructed locale of the first-person narrator’s happy childhood. For Proust, this early happiness, this primal scene, is only recovered in and through written recollection – something that thankfully, for those of us of later generations, can be found in and through the viewing of Elger Esser’s work. Esser’s work provides the viewer with a sense of something untouched. The lack of direct contrast within each image, forms a shroud of timelessness and nostalgia, which works as a canvas for the viewer’s own projected memories.

ARTIST LECTURE: March 18, 2015, 7:30 – 8:30 pm (Artist Meet & Greet: 6 – 7, $25 in advance)

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SOURCE:  The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts


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