For NYCxDESIGN, November 2021, The Grief Gallery presents an online exhibition exploring the role of the camera in processing grief and loss.
Three New York creatives who have lost loved ones share their photography-based projects:
Lora Appleton, founder of Kinder MODERN & Female Design Council, photographed her pop (her maternal grandfather) for her project AD.POP, documenting his last five years with Alzheimers until he passed.
Alexandra Rowley, award-winning artist and photographer/director, created a “conceptual portrait” of her father, documenting his belongings, his life and his city for her project PORTRAIT.
Charlene Lam, creative grief guide and curator of The Grief Gallery, commissioned a product photographer to capture a selection of her late mother’s belongings, in an effort to preserve and elevate them.
The exhibition also looks at the role of the Gallery Wall, a staple of art spaces and residential interiors, taking the form of a virtual gallery wall during NYCxDESIGN.
“I used the camera as my protection, my friend, my microscope.”
– Lora Appleton on her project AD.POP
“My father gave me my first camera. It enabled me to engage and observe all at once. Photography and memory are intimately bound. What we choose to see shapes our experience, our memories.”
– Alexandra Rowley
Learn more at thegriefgallery.com
Live Talk: Wed Nov 17th, 5-5:45pm ET
Join artists Lora Appleton and Alexandra Rowley in conversation with curator Charlene Lam of The Grief Gallery about their photography-based projects and the role of creativity in processing their grief and losses.
Learn more at thegriefgallery.com.