https://griffinmuseum.org/show/garden-whimsy/ Griffin Museum of Photography
67 Shore Road
Winchester, MA 01890
Art, Date Idea, Kid Friendly
The Griffin Museum of Photography starts 2022 with a moment in the garden, celebrating the creative photography of Silke Hase. Garden Whimsy combines intimate visions of the garden with alternative photographic process to highlight the beauty in a moment of the stillness found strolling along garden pathways.
From Hase’s statement about Garden Whimsy -
In my garden, I see the morning light in a dewdrop. The single last seed on a dandelion. A bug perched on a blade of grass. The furry little hands of a squirrel exploring me for a peanut. It is these sublime moments that catch my attention. My digital camera is usually handy. I do not want to miss that pollen-covered wild bee in the Agastache blossom.
It starts with a digital photograph. From there, it becomes an inkjet negative, and eventually a Ziatype print.
Why Ziatype? Ziatype is an alternative process by which the photographic emulsion is mixed individually for each image, and brushed onto a piece of – in this case – watercolor paper. The negative is sandwiched on top, placed in a printing frame and exposed to UV light. The Ziatype process leans on similar processes that are over 100 years old. To me, it carries with it the awe and mysteriousness of early photography, the intimacy of the moment, and a dreaminess that gives me a break from the hustle of everyday life. It is hands-on, real and unique in a way that the most perfect digitally printed color image can never be.
About Silke Hase
Silke Hase is a German–born photographer who has lived in Boston for 24 years.
She gathered her first darkroom experience in an extracurricular photography workshop in high school in Germany. To build onto her early self-taught technique she began a more formal training at the New England School of Photography in Boston taking workshops for several years. She studied historic and alternative processes in workshops with Jill Enfield (Wet Plate Collodion), Michelle Rogers (Wet Plate Collodion), and Anne Eder (Ziatype).
Hase’s work reflects a diversity of subjects in a variety of formats and photographic processes.
Hase’s work has appeared in a number of solo and group shows in Europe and the United States, and can be found in a few private collections. Her photos have been published in various magazines and other publications such as ANTILISPEIS, Open to Interpretation, Backstage, F-Stop, and Shots.
Her work has been exhibited in many acclaimed international juried toy camera shows, like the Krappy Kamera (SOHO PHOTO Gallery, New York, NY – 2013, 2011, 2010), The Somerville Toy Camera Fest (Somerville, MA – 2015, 2014, 2013), Plastic Fantastic (Lightbox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, OR – 2015, 2014), and the Annual International Plastic Camera Show (RAYKO Photo Center, San Francisco, CA – 2013)
Hase won First Prize in the Black & White Classic at the Brush Art Gallery, Lowell, MA in 2009 and had a piece in the Traveling Exhibition Perceptions (Athens and Thessaloniki, Greece in 2011).
For more information about Silke Hase or the Griffin Museum please contact us at 781.729.1158 or online at griffinmuseum.org
Visit the Griffin
The Griffin Museum of Photography is open Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. The museum is closed on Monday. Masks are required for entry.
General admission is $9 for adults; $5 for seniors. Members and children under 12 are admitted free. Admission is free to all every Thursday, 2 to 4 p.m. For more information, call 781.729.1158, or visit www.griffinmuseum.org.
About the Griffin Museum
The Griffin Museum of Photography was founded in 1992 to provide a forum for the exhibition of both historic and contemporary photography. The Museum houses four galleries dedicated solely to the exploration of photographic arts: The Main Gallery, which features rotating exhibits from some of the world’s leading photographers, the Atelier Gallery and Griffin Gallery dedicated to showcasing the works of prominent, up-and-coming artists. The Griffin is also home to the extensive archives of museum founder and world-renowned photojournalist Arthur Griffin. The Griffin Museum of Photography also maintains 2 additional satellite galleries: Lafayette City Center Passageway in Boston Downtown Crossing, in Winchester @WinCam at Winchester Community Access and Media. For more on the Griffin Museum of Photography, visit www.griffinmuseum.org.