Upcoming Exhibition at the Harn Museum, Gainesville, Florida

February 8th, 2010

gavin-map.jpgGavin with the World, late 1980s, dye diffusion transfer print (Polaroid), 20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 61 cm), gift of the artist, Bea Nettles, Life’s Lessons: A Mother’s Journal Highlights from the Photography Collection

Bea Nettles, Life’s Lessons: A Mother’s Journal, Highlights from the Photography Collection

March 16 – September 26, 2009
This solo exhibition features a major gift to the Harn collection, a complete body of work by University of Florida alumna Bea Nettles. Nettles is known for her innovative artist books and technical experimentation. The exhibition features a series of 46 photographs, mainly large-scale Polaroids created by Nettles for her 1990 book, “Life’s Lessons: A Mother’s Journal.” In this highly personal and often poignant series, the rewards, challenges and responsibilities of parenting are explored. The series incorporates portraiture and a wide range of artifacts from daily family life. The exhibition is made possible by the Sidney Knight Endowment.