In The Gallery
I Feel Lucky
Photographs by Frank Yamrus
November 14, 2013-January 12, 2014
Opening reception Nov 14, 2013 6:30-8:00
The Griffin Museum at Stoneham Theatre
395 Main Street; Stoneham, MA
Frank Yamrus is a fine art photographer who, after twenty years of working, living and playing in San Francisco, moved to New York City in 2010. Yamrus, with mixed emotions, packed up his studio and returned to his East Coast roots. The I Feel Lucky collection of self-portraits is his first body of work completed since his move.
A series of his photographs, I Feel Lucky, will be featured in the Griffin Museum at the Stoneham Theatre in Stoneham, MA, November 14, 2013 through January 12, 2014.
A reception is November 14, 2013, 6:30-8:00 PM
"Originally inspired by the onset of my first (and hopefully last) midlife crisis, I created the I Feel Lucky collection of self-portraits between my 47th and 53rd birthdays. Initially titled Less Than or Equal to 50, this series began with a looming deadline of my 50th birthday, as if on this milestone my midlife crisis would magically resolve itself. At the time, typical midlife crisis issues - relationships, faith, career, health and mortality - were producing classic midlife crisis symptoms - moodiness, exhaustion, the desire to make change and some deafening private politics of self-identity. With my camera, my constant companion during this time, I contemplated a lifetime of choices and created present-day images to evaluate my past with the hope of glimpsing my future."
During his 25-year photographic career Yamrus has produced many significant portfolios addressing such topics like his relationship with his father, the loss of multiple friends to HIV/AIDS, and love, romance, sex and rapture. Yamrus' images can be found in many public and private collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Los Angeles Contemporary Museum of Art, The Kinsey Institute of Indiana University, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, Austin, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. He is represented by ClampArt in New York City, the Albert Merola Gallery in Provincetown, MA and the Catherine Couturier Gallery in Houston, TX.
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 three 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 dedicated to showcasing the works of prominent, up-and-coming artists; and the Griffin Gallery, home to the extensive archives of Museum founder and world-renowned photojournalist Arthur Griffin. For more on the Griffin Museum of Photography, visit www.griffinmuseum.org.