Nicholas Gaffney: Sunday
This exhibition will be on display from February 6 through March 1, 2015.
Opening Reception: Friday, February 6th, 2015 – 5:30 to 8:30pm
“During our last summer in New York, my wife was pregnant with our first child, I was temporarily out of work, and there was a lot of waiting to do. We knew my new job in New Hampshire would take us somewhere very different in the fall. So as we waited for our new baby and new life further north, we trekked around the five boroughs, going places we’d never been, and re-visiting old favorites. It was hot and we moved slowly. I brought my camera most places. Everyday felt like Sunday.
After a while I realized the people I was photographing felt similar to the slow flux that my wife and I were experiencing. They’re tired, it’s hot, and they’re looking forward to getting home. The places I ended up photographing seem to be looking out and away from the city. These images aren’t meant to be stories, just moments captured in our summer limbo. I’d lived in New York for many years and had always photographed in the city, but never before thought of it as a subject. As my last summer there wound down, these photos are finally my attempt.”
About the Artist:
Nicholas was born and raised in Upstate New York and spent 13 years in New York City. He currently lives in Lebanon, NH with his wife and two daughters. He received an M.F.A. in Photography from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, and a B.A. in English from New York University. Nicholas is an assistant professor of photography and digital media at Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH.
See more of Nicholas’ work online at: www.nicholasgaffney.net