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Artist Talk with Peter Vanderwarker and Neal Rantoul

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Image: Surface Tension at BSA Space. Credit: Kit Castagne.

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    $20 ($10 for BSA members)

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    Design Enthusiasts

Join photographers Peter Vanderwarker and Neal Rantoul for a behind the scenes tour of their current photo exhibitions at BSA Space. After the tour, enjoy wine and snacks with the artists while having a chance for one-one-one questions.

Surface Tension, on display in the Storefront Gallery on the first floor, is a collection of photographs from Peter Vanderwarker that explore the nature of surfaces, in both the built and the natural environment.

While chasing a soap bubble around the Piazza Puopolo in Rome with my camera, I noticed that the surface of that soap bubble did extraordinary things to an already beautiful urban space. I decided to make a series of photographs that explore the ideas of distortion, reflection, opacity, and invisibility,” says Peter Vanderwarker.

Boston Up, in the Harbor and Channel Rooms on the second floor display a series of architectural photographs from Neal Rantoul exploring a look up at Boston from the summer of 1982.

Neal Rantoul comments: “When I shot this series in Boston during the summer of 1982, I was testing infrared film. It gave the images an odd, surreal glow that I swiftly became invested in.”

The two photography exhibitions, Surface Tension: Architectural photographs from Peter Vanderwarker and Boston Up: Infrared photographs by Neal Rantoul, are on view at BSA Space through June 1, 2019.