Exhibition: Sandra Klein – Meeting the Shadow

Date(s) - 05/28/2024 - 06/22/2024
Time(s) - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Atlanta Photography Group


Sandra Klein:
Meeting the Shadow

The Atlanta Photography Group is excited to present
Sandra Klein’s Meeting the Shadow as our fourth solo exhibition in the Maloof Gallery.

Artist Statement

As I sit in my garden, I watch life become more and more fragmented – the pandemic, politics, issues of race and ethnicity, personal losses, all contribute to an unhinged surrealism. Here in my garden, I understand that the beauty and decay among the verdure serve as a metaphor for this new world.

In this series, I photograph flora in its decayed state, focusing on light and shadow. I then deconstruct the image, leaving only the shadow. I cling to what is ephemeral, meticulously removing the initial subject, having no idea what will remain. Chance takes over and I begin to have a conversation with silhouettes created by the sun. I cut and sew the now incomplete photographs to create a material object, stitching together what is lost, the fleeting memory of what once was. These fragile efforts portray my psyche during these turbulent times.

While working on this series, I was reminded of the year I spent working with the artist Betye Saar. To create her collages, she cuts shapes out of paper, only to throw them away. She then uses the scraps in her image making, forcing herself to work in the arena of the unexpected. I know that arena profoundly. There is so much in my life that I have been unprepared for and Meeting the Shadow is a metaphor for becoming comfortable with a future I can’t predict.

Sandra Klein

Sandra Klein is an artist whose images, whether captured with a camera or composited, portray a layered world which,
though filled with anxiety and trauma, still is rich with joy. She was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey and received a BFA from Tyler School of Fine Art in Philadelphia, Pa and An MA in Printmaking from San Diego State University. Her images have been shown throughout the United States and Abroad and she has had one person shows at the Griffin Museum of Photography, both the Lishiu and Yixian Festivals in China, Studio Channel Islands, the A Smith Gallery in Texas and Photographic Gallery SMA in San Miguel Allende, Mexico. She was the recipient of the Lorser Feitelson Grant jointly with artist Betye Saar.

Her work has been featured on Lenscratch, The Boston Globe, A Photo Editor, What Will You Remember, Musee Magazine, all About Photo Magazine, Dek Unu, Beta Magazine and Diffusion Magazines, and is held in public and private collections.

She is represented by Photographic Gallery SMA in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and Walker Fine Art Gallery in
Denver, Colorado

Website: https://www.sandrakleinportfolio.com

Event Dates

May 28 – June 22, 2024

In-Person Open House/Reception/Juror & Artist Talk
June 6, 2024, 6-8:30pm ET
Juror/artist talk: 7-8:00pm ET
APG Gallery at Ansley Mall
1544 Piedmont Ave NE, #107, Atlanta, GA 30324
Located between LA Fitness and CVS Pharmacy

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