April 12th, Akron: Artist Talk by Bea Nettles

© 2012 Bea Nettles

Akron Museum of Art
Artist Talk by Bea Nettles
Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 6:30 pm
Free and open to the public: Reservations required.
Book signing at 6:00 pm

“The photographs of Bea Nettles often depict the artist’s intimate family life, yet they also speak to the broad ideas of what it means to be a mother, teacher and artist, which she describes as her greatest roles. The focus of this exhibition, a survey of the museum’s collection of Nettles’ photographs, is the artist’s use of autobiographical imagery, animated by her experimental processes.

Many of her images contain metaphoric views of domesticity and motherhood. This poetic approach is apparent throughout her career with the inclusion of text in images, inventive bookmaking and self-publishing. The museum’s collection also contains works made from Polaroids, etchings and digital and dye transfer prints, all of which are gifts of the artist.”

This talk is being presented in conjunction with her exhibition, String of Hearts: Photographs by Bea Nettles, on view until July 22, 2012.

Akron Art Museum
1 South High
Akron, Ohio 44308  [map]

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