April 1 - 30, 2015

BEYOND BRICK AND MORTAR

A mixed media look at the buildings and streets of Portsmouth

During the month of April, Kennedy Gallery will present the work of local photographer Suzie Goodwin. Fascinated with urban culture, architecture and discarded artifacts, Goodwin prints her images on an aluminum substrate and adds subtle layers of paint and texture to give each image an old world feeling with a contemporary look.

Constantly pushing the boundaries of her medium and experimenting with new materials and techniques, Goodwin will certainly have some creative surprises for viewers of this show. Goodwin states, "To me it's never about the camera but about seeing. Often I see an image in my head long before I see it in the lens...sometimes it's traditional...sometimes I wake up, take one look and say "What was I thinking?' But it moves me and I love the process.

After all, isn't life more about the journey than the destination?" She continues, saying "Change is constant in life and mine is no exception. Several years ago I was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson's disease. It brings with it new challenges. So now my work will not only satisfy the desire I feel to create but it also serve as a tool to help me battle my struggles. I am happiest behind the lens...so as an artist, I will continue for as long as I can lift a camera to my eye."

In honor of April being National Parkinson's Awareness Month and to aid all person's struggling with Parkinson's disease, a portion of the proceeds from sales in this show will be donated to Parkinson's research.

Please join us for an opening reception to meet Suzie and discuss her work on Friday, April 3 from 5-8 pm in conjunction with the monthly Art Round Town Gallery Walk.