Friday, September 6, 2013
Every Color Has A Different Song
Photographs by Lou Jones
Roxbury Community College
September 9th_October 4th 2013
Opening Reception: September 12th 6-8 pm
Joan Resnikoff Gallery, RCC
123 Columbus Avenue
Immediately upon exiting the plane from Ghana, West Africa and entering my studio after several weeks away, I received a phone call: "Can you put up a show of your photographs next week?" Usually we book exhibitions months, years in advance. This was going to be a problem and not just because of my jet lag. My staff launched into hyper-drive and got all the details out of the way in two/three days. The curators, Mirta Tocci and Marshall Hughes, came to the studio and selected the pictures with appropriate speed.
Several years ago, one of my assistants yelled something garbled across the studio. It sounded to me like "every color has a different song". I thought they were brilliant, but it was merely a mistake. However a body of work, which has expanded and contracted with the size of the gallery and with my continuing international travel, emerged.
Taken nearly always on assignment around the USA or an alien country, the images are mostly encountered in provocative environments, but the moments are fleeting and extemporaneous. They are photographs of people who are fugitives in their worlds, who have little or no voice or are unaware of their contributions.
Despite the rush, a great exhibit is now on display at RCC from September 9th - October 4th. Please join us for the opening reception: at the Joan Resnikoff Gallery in the Media Arts Building, 1234 Columbus Avenue, Roxbury, Massachusetts on Thursday 12 September 2013 from 6-8pm.