Boston artist Rosamond Purcell is an extraordinary collector, archivist, cataloger, writer, and photographer. A new documentary An Art That Nature Makes (screening at Cambridge’s Brattle Theatre on November 16 at 7:30 p.m.) explores the multi-ambidextrousness of her aesthetic vision, particularly her fascination with discarded, discredited, and/or dispatched objects. Her studio in Somerville (at the Brickbottom Artists’ Building) displays her eclectic sensibility: it is filled, floor to ceiling, with material from museums, junk yards, and ephemera markets. She also chooses, arranges, and then photographs material from natural history museums, endowing these pieces with a tranquility that makes us see them in fresh ways. Purcell’s photography is dedicated to staging transformations, the unexpected magic of metamorphosis. Once useful READ MORE . . .
December 15th, 2016
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