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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION - June 8 - July 27, 2007

Photographer Knox Gardner Presents
"Whichever Stone You Lift "at the Brookline Arts Center

(Brookline, MA – May 21, 2007) The Brookline Arts Center is pleased to exhibit Knox Gardner’s photography show, "Whichever Stone You Lift: Memorials from Grove Street's Jewish Cemetery" from June 8 to July 27, 2007. Meet the photographer at the exhibit’s opening reception, on Friday, June 8, from 6 to 8 pm.

“Whichever Stone You Lift” features photographs of grave markers found in the Jewish cemeteries on Grove Street in West Roxbury, Massachusetts. What caught Gardner’s eye about these gravestones was that they feature ceramic photographs of the deceased. Gardner found that this style of memorial was most prevalent on grave markers dated from 1915 to 1935, and that only certain Jewish congregations in the large cemetery complex seemed to adopt it.

“I found them mysterious with their directness and the wakefulness of the dead,” said Gardner, of the impact these gravestones had on him.

“Whichever Stone You Lift” is Gardner’s first photography show. The genesis of this exhibition may be found on his web site Gardner previously lived in Brookline, but recently relocated to Seattle, Washington.He is also a writer, and his poems have appeared in the James White Review.

Susan Navarre
Executive Director, Brookline Arts Center
Growing Art and Community since 1964
86 Monmouth Street
Brookline, MA 02446
617-566-5715 fax: 617-738-8760

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