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Transitions

Brook Hedge and Phyllis Berger Photograph a Changing Reality

Showing October 7 - 29, 2023

Works are available for purchase as soon as they are posted here.

    The evolution of a changing reality is visually documented in our upcoming photography exhibition, “Transitions.” From October 7 to 29, works from art photographers Brook Hedge and Phyllis Berger will ask viewers to look differently at the world around them, allowing them to perceive common images through the artists’ unique perspectives.

 

    “Brook and her work are well respected here at the gallery; we know any photographs of hers will capture the imagination of the viewer. And we are thrilled to welcome Phyllis to the gallery with her creative narrative-style photography collection. Brook and Phyllis share an eye for similar subjects and palettes. Yet, how they see the world through their lenses allows their individualities to shine through. ‘Transitions’ is a very thoughtful and innovative show, and we can’t wait to share it with our clients,” says Tony Boyd-Heron, co-owner and exhibitions director at the gallery. 

 

    After forty years in the legal profession in Washington, D.C., Brook Hedge now pursues her lifelong passion for photography. Through the years, Brook has studied with a number of professionals, and her works have been widely exhibited. Brook has had numerous exhibitions at the Peninsula Gallery including a solo show in 2019; a partner show with her late mentor, Richard Calvo, in 2020; and a group show titled “I Am Woman’ in 2021. The well-known Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery in Sandwich, NH now represents Brook exclusively. In October 2022, she and two colleagues with whom she had a portrait studio presented their work in the exhibition “Six Eyes: Common Vision” at the Rehoboth Art League. 

 

    Brook’s photographs explore the transitions found in both humanity and nature. Her works mix images of vivid landscapes with ghostly black-and-white portraits, contrasting the starkness of nature’s bright and wild world with humanity’s colorless reality. Despite her simple subjects, Brook uses various photography techniques to create meaning in each picture, transforming the everyday into something profound and artistic.     

 

    Phyllis Berger holds an MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She is a faculty member at the Center for Visual Arts at Johns Hopkins University, where she started the Photography program 27 years ago. Phyllis has also lectured on photography in Ecuador, Costa Rica, Peru, Panama, The Galapagos Islands, and Croatia. She is a recipient of two artist residencies in Rochefort en Terre, Brittany, France, and has been awarded numerous teaching grants through JHU (Arthur Vining Davis, Arts Innovation). Her work has been exhibited in three solo shows at the Evergreen Museum and Library, the Museum of Rochefort en Terre, in Britanny France, the MICA Biennale, The Baltimore Museum of Art, the Banneker Douglas Museum, and the Rehoboth Art League. Phyllis’s artwork also resides in many private collections.

 

    The 15 pieces Phyllis has on display in “Transitions” create a narrative journey for viewers to explore. The series titled “The Lifted Veil” shows her transition as a mystic traveler seeing and experiencing the world through color and nature. The photographs tell a fictional story filled with magic, mysticism, and folklore, which serves as a metaphor for Phyllis’s recovery from life-altering surgery.  

Phyllis Berger

Artist Phyllis Berger

“Wall of a Thousand Years” 13.75” x 20” image 22” x 29” framed photography $450

Artist Phyllis Berger

“The Journey Begins” 13.75” x 20” image 22” x 29” framed photography $450

Artist Phyllis Berger

“Oh Banshee, Awake from Your Dream” 13.75” x 20” image 22” x 29” framed photography $450

Artist Phyllis Berger

“Night Begins to Fall” 13.75” x 20” image 22” x 29” framed photography $450

Artist Phyllis Berger

“The Path is Revealed” 13.75” x 20” image 22” x 29” framed photography $450

Artist Phyllis Berger

“Come Out and Show Me Your Magic” 13.75” x 20” image 22” x 29” framed photography $450

Artist Phyllis Berger

“I Am the Magician” 13.75” x 20” image 22” x 29” framed photography $450

Artist Phyllis Berger

“I Enter a Time of Quietude” 13.75” x 20” image 22” x 29” framed photography $450 sold

Artist Phyllis Berger

“No Safety” 13.75” x 20” image 22” x 29” framed photography $450

Artist Phyllis Berger

“Wisdom of Power” 13.75” x 20” image 22” x 29” framed photography $450

Artist Phyllis Berger

“The Stones Sing Songs of the Ancients” 13.75” x 20” image 22” x 29” framed photography $450

Artist Phyllis Berger

“To Face the Coming Storm” 13.75” x 20” image 22” x 29” framed photography $450

Artist Phyllis Berger

“A Landing Place” 13.75” x 20” image 22” x 29” framed photography $450

Artist Phyllis Berger

“Homesick” 13.75” x 20” image 22” x 29” framed photography $450

Artist Phyllis Berger

“Looking Back” 20” x 13.75” image 29” x 22” framed photography $450 sold

Brook Hedge

Artist Brook Hedge

“Through the Looking Glass” 11” x 16.75” image 21” x 26” framed archival print $475

Artist Brook Hedge

“Woman in Black” 13.25” x 8.75” image 17” x 23” framed archival print $475

Artist Brook Hedge

“Outstretched” 9” x 12.75” image 18” x 21” framed archival print $475 sold

Artist Brook Hedge

“Feathered” 12.25” x 11.25” image 20” x 22” framed archival print $475 sold

Artist Brook Hedge

“Holding On” 11” x 12.5” image 20” x 21” framed archival print $475

Artist Brook Hedge

“Inside” 12.5” x 10” image 19” x 23” framed archival print $475

Artist Brook Hedge

“Breaking Free” 9.5” x 13.5” image 18.5” x 21.75” framed archival print $475

Artist Brook Hedge

“Incoming Calm” 9.25” x 20.25” image 19” x 30” framed archival print $475 sold

Artist Brook Hedge

“Detached” 12.5” x 10.25” image 22” x 19” framed archival print $475

Artist Brook Hedge

“Contemplation” 11.25” x 11.25” image 20” x 20” framed archival print $475

Artist Brook Hedge

“Dawn's Early Light” 26” x 36” image aluminum $1,500

Artist Brook Hedge

“Reaching” 16.5” x 11.75” image 20” x 26” framed archival print $475

Artist Brook Hedge

“Vailed” 11.5” x 10.5” image 22” x 19” framed archival print $475

Artist Brook Hedge

“Emerging” 36” x 34” image aluminum $1,500

Artist Brook Hedge

“Peeling Away” 9.75” x 14.75” image 20” x 24” framed archival print $475

Unframed

Artist Brook Hedge

“The Lake” 10” x 14.25” image unframed archival print and watercolor $200 sold

Artist Brook Hedge

“Presence” 9.75” x 13.75” image unframed archival print $200

Artist Brook Hedge

“Next Move” 12.75” x 10.5” image unframed archival print $200

Artist Brook Hedge

“The Conversation (Ode to Only Children)” 8” x 11.25” image unframed archival print $200

Artist Phyllis Berger

“We Share a Secret” 13.75” x 20” image unframed photography $250

Artist Phyllis Berger

“I Saw Through a Cloudy Veil” 13.75” x 20” image unframed photography $250

Artist Phyllis Berger

“Just Above the Horizon an Island Calls To Me” 13.75” x 20” image unframed photography $250 sold

Artist Phyllis Berger

“I Saw Through a Cloudy Veil II” 13.75” x 20” image unframed photography $250

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