Monday, October 15, 2012

Sarah Berry: "Telephone Relics" opens Nov. 3

Unbound Visual Arts, Inc. and the Faneuil Library in Oak Square is pleased to present the fine art photography exhibition, Sarah Berry: “Telephone Relics”.   This solo exhibition opens on November 3 and runs through November 30.   A public opening reception and discussion with the artist is on Saturday, November 3 from 11:30 am – 2:00 pm.

The exhibition includes original digital photographs documenting the vanishing public telephone and the relics left behind.    Sarah very poignantly captures the changing history of telecom, convenience, functionally and design that has resulted in streetscape artifacts that linger as if they still had a purpose. As a result of the evolution from wired and wall-mounted phones to personal and pocket-sized, most people realize that public telephones, once prominent throughout the world, have significantly declined in usage.  Sarah Berry has not only noticed this 21st century historical trend but has presented visual artistic evidence.  Sarah first became enchanted by a single phoneless booth at an underground station while waiting for the Chicago L train in 2008 and since that time has been documenting the continual growth of phoneless booths that go unnoticed by most people. 

Sarah Berry’s passion for photographs started at the age of eight when she was living in Ecuador and has continued that artistic expression ever since as she has traveled the world. To her, photography continues to allow her to savor her sense of humor and deep commitment to the arts and the environment.

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