Exhibition by Providence Artist Florsheim on Display at Grimshaw-Gudewicz Gallery

Sunday, October 08, 2017
GoLocalProv Lifestyle Team

Florsheim's exhibit at Grimshaw-Gudewicz Gallery
The Grimshaw-Gudewicz Gallery opened a new exhibit titled “Interludes,” a new exhibition of photographs by Providence's Kathie Florsheim.

“These images are an ongoing exploration into how light and fog manipulate space over water. In spite of having spent some 45 years on or around the water, this phenomenon is always new, ever-fleeting. Visual change over a minute passage of time is usually unrecognized by the naked eye. But film can usually see it,” said Florsheim.

The exhibit is on display through October 12.


Interludes is a comprehensive exhibition of Florsheim’s photographic focus on the light of Cape Cod. Over the past decade, the artist has been documenting the subtle shifts of light and space that resonate on the horizon where air and water meet. Sunlight dances on ripples of water; clouds predict imminent storms; fog reveals as much as it obfuscates. Florsheim exposes the drama of these elusive changes.  

The photographic prints on exhibit range from an intimate scale of 8 x 10 inches to mural size versions of 40 x 60 inches. While capturing her images with film, the artist has nonetheless embraced cutting edge technology by presenting digital pigment prints for this international debut.  

Interludes: New Photographs by Kathie Florsheim On View through October 12th, 2017
About Florsheim

Florsheim earned an M.F.A. in Photography from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), where she studied with icons Aaron Siskind and Harry Callahan. Honors include a residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, a Visual Art Sea Grant award given by the University of Rhode Island, and the Hannum-Warner Travel Fellowship awarded by her alma mater, Mt. Holyoke College.

Her professional honors include a fellowship with the Institutes for Journalism and Natural Resources, and a CASE Media Fellowship awarded by the University of Maine.

She is a Senior Fellow at the Coastal Institute, at the Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island. Her photographs are in the permanent collections of the Fogg Museum at Harvard University, RISD Art Museum, The Museum of Art at Bates College, the Provincetown Art Association, Houston Museum of Fine Art, Center for Photography in Tucson, AZ, and the Newport Art Museum, as well as numerous private collections.

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