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Reeves-Reed Announces Fall Photography Exhibit
Summit, NJ….Reeves-Reed Arboretum announces the opening of Polaroid to Pixel: A Retrospective of the Photography of the late Anne Ross. This special exhibition is displayed in the Wisner House of the Arboretum, 165 Hobart Avenue, Summit, NJ from October 3 through November 25, 2011 from 9 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Friday. Recommended admission is $5 for adults and Free for Reeves-Reed Arboretum Members.
Through a Class at Smith College in 1955 Anne was introduced to Photography with the, then experimental, Polaroid Camera. This began her lifelong journey into all aspects of photographic art.
Anne started at the Polaroid Corporation in
The exhibition is organized in three sections and in many ways chronicles the rapid technology changes that occurred in photography in the latter decades of the 20th century and beginning of the 21st. The first section introduces viewers to Anne’s work and experimentation with the images produced using a Polaroid camera and then into her stunning black and white photographs. This selection of images includes candid portraits that allow the viewer into the personalities of her subjects, as well as landscapes and interiors. The play of light is particularly important to the mood evoked by many of her black and white photographs.
The second, and largest section, is of her beloved Reeves-Reed Arboretum. For more than three decades she captured the Arboretum in every season. This section is divided by season and includes black and white photographs, CIBA chrome, and some of her first forays into digital photography.
The final section continues the journey by exploring Anne’s other areas of interest: sailing, the coast of Maine, a travel, her Americana series, and digitally enhanced images. Probably the most evocative of all of the pieces in the exhibition are the Dreamscapes. These digitally enhanced photographs of a stark white bed chamber take the viewer on a different kind of journey which explores the quiet realm of the subconscious.
The exhibition was organized by Anne’s husband, George, and sons, George Ross, Jr. and Tom and the Arboretum’s Executive Director Gayle Petty-Johnson. The more than 100 photographs displayed are from the Reeves-Reed Arboretum’s own collection, the family, Lu and Carl Rose, and Betse and Frank Gump.
“This retrospective of Anne Ross’ work gives viewers the opportunity to take a trip with Anne and enjoy selected examples of her unique and beautiful images. We are pleased to have worked with the Arboretum to make this exhibition a reality and tribute to Anne”, stated her husband George Ross.