SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

Lifestyle

November 21, 2013

No one's home

Photo exhibit documents what people left behind in foreclosures

(Continued)

“I’ve photographed in 17 states,” he said. “I’d love to get in 30 states before I quit.”

The show has already appeared in Providence, Washington, D.C., and Raleigh, N.C.

It was chosen by Gallery Director Leonie Bradbury in part because it complements another current exhibit at Montserrat, “Wish You Were There?” That exhibit addresses the topic of utopias and dystopias.

“Within each utopia, there’s already the dystopic present, because it’s built around a set of ideals that aren’t true for all of us,” she said. “This work, in a sense that it’s a dream — the American dream — to own your own home, we invest in it, we go in great debt over it, and it can end up being the nightmare of your life.”

Bradbury also liked the way Wells’ work mixed factual storytelling with more evocative techniques and compositions.

“They’re obviously really sad,” she said. “There’s beauty in it, but there’s an overwhelming poetic sadness to this series.”

IF YOU GO What: "Foreclosed Dreams," photographs by David Wells When: Nov. 20 to Dec. 21. Open Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Artist's reception Friday, Nov. 22, 5 to 7 p.m. Where: Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery, Montserrat College of Art, 23 Essex St., Beverly Admission: Free Information: www.montserrat.edu or call 1-800-836-0487.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Lifestyle
  • Dear Abby: Young man with heart scar has options for covering it up Dear Abby: You printed a letter from "Self-Conscious in Georgia" (May 15), a young man who is insecure about the scar from his heart surgery. I have had three surgeries for congenital defects, my first at 2 years old. Because many women's fashions ex

    August 19, 2014

  • Dear Abby: Angry wife resents husband for hiding news of his health Dear Abby: When my husband is sick or needs to have surgery, he refuses to tell his family and doesn't want me to. This puts me in a very awkward position. I'm damned if I do tell them because he will be upset with me, and damned if I don't because h

    August 18, 2014

  • Dear Abby: Romantics should come back to earth Dear Abby: I have been single for a couple of years. I have always been levelheaded when it comes to romance, but I'm finding myself unable to control my feelings about the new man I'm seeing. "Brent" is smart, intelligent, sweet and loving. We have

    August 16, 2014

  • North Shore religion calendar Saturday, Aug. 16 Church Yard Sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Our Lady of Fatima Church, 50 Walsh Ave., Peabody. Church-sponsored yard sale features home furnishings, clothing, children's items, furniture and more. Portuguese food will also be available. All

    August 16, 2014

  • North Shore religion news in brief The Church of the Holy Name is seeking artists and crafters to participate in the Fall Arts and Craft Fair on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, located at the corner of Monument Avenue and Thomas Road in Swampscott. A limited a

    August 16, 2014

  • This weekend's Best Bets Best Bets for Saturday, Aug. 16 and Sunday, Aug. 17

    Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out The Salem News' Best Bets.

    August 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • North Shore Gardener: Toad in your garden? That’s a good thing Q: There are several large toads -- some as big as a fist -- that live around the hosta on the shady side of my garden. They seem to especially like to be near the faucet, which sometimes leaks! Are they doing any harm? My small dog got one in his mo

    August 15, 2014

  • Dr. Kate's Parent Rap: Mission statement can help with co-parenting troubles More often than not, when I speak with parents today, they describe struggles with their children that originate in parenting conflicts. Parents often disagree when making daily decisions, and yet, they are steadfast in their beliefs that they share

    August 15, 2014

  • 0709_sn_out_tinticolor.jpg Salem native Hannah Tinti returns for Community Read The author of "The Good Thief" thinks her novel is a good choice for Salem's Community Read event next week. "It's something that appeals to adult readers and also younger readers," said Salem native Hannah Tinti. "It's sort of a crossover book. It w

    August 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • polishpicnic Quick pick: Polish food for all at picnic Indulge in the flavors of Polish food at St. Michael's Society's annual Polish Picnic on Sunday, Aug. 17, in Peabody. Festivities begin at noon with a polka Mass featuring music by the Eastern Sounds Orchestra, followed by a picnic of Polish food and

    August 15, 2014 1 Photo

NDN Video
Comments Tracker