Trustman Art Gallery

Like Water

Photographs by Mary Lang

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, March 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Artist Talk:
Wednesday, March 19, 6:00 p.m.


Boston Globe Exhibit Review

Simmons University presents Like Water: Photographs by Mary Lang from March 17 – April 17 at the Trustman Art Gallery, located on the fourth floor, Main College Building, 300 The Fenway in Boston. A reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m. will be held on Wednesday, March 19; Mary Lang will present an artist talk at 6:00 p.m. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

For ten years, Mary Lang has used water as a vehicle for her exploration into the impermanent and intangible. Her meditative and chimerical works of uncertain scale and place allow one to pause and draw a long breath. The photographs, with views of reflections of clouds, detritus on water or the beading of water on a window screen, are disorienting in their ephemeral quality. They are composed with edges not defined – what is reflected or “real” becomes tricky. We just don’t know. Yet they draw us in with their calm beauty. Her C-prints abstractly mirror the world.

These photographs are a bridge to the ineffable. They seem out of time and place. As a photographer Lang is rooted in the world – yet her subject matter seems not to be about physical description, but rather a sense of wonder and a release of the ego into a larger and more mysterious place.


CoronaVirus Update: Due to ongoing health concerns the Trustman Art Gallery will be closed for the remainder of the semester.

Trustman Gallery hours are 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on Thursday. The gallery is free, open to the public and wheelchair accessible. For more information, contact Marcia Lomedico at 617-521-2268, find us on Facebook, and Instagram.