Robert Gill's Off-Season Vol. 1 – Defining Home ExhibitBeverly, MA
– Endicott College is pleased to announce the solo exhibition, Off-Season Vol. 1 by Robert Gill in the Carol Grillo Gallery, Manninen Center for the Arts, Endicott College, 376 Hale Street, Beverly from August 26 – October 24, 2013. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The reception for this exhibition will be held on Thursday, September 26, 5:00-7:00 p.m. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.
Photographer Robert Gill is a visual artist working in multiple platforms of lens-based media. His photographic efforts include fine art, photojournalism, documentary (film/still) and duration performance art. Robert currently serves as a Teaching Assistant at Harvard University's Visual and Environmental Studies program, where he recently received the "Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching." He is also an Adjunct Professor of Photography at Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts.
The solo exhibition Off-Season Vol. 1 is Robert Gill's photographic journey of the discovery of the meaning of "home". Twenty 16" X 20" Archival C prints are included in this exhibition and each one represents a different place or person that Robert encountered on this journey that have temporarily, through his photographic discovery, stepped in or became part of his quest for what was missing in his life. Robert Gill states, "I spent my twenties trying to understand the meaning of a dissolved home: its emotional implications and physical repercussions. I had experienced this upheaval, and once out of that home, navigating the world on my own, I had an indefinite amount of time to rebuild and redefine the term ‘home' for myself. Transient, lost, motivated and boundless all at once, I found great comfort in photographing subjects that were fated to their current situation, yet seemingly out of place, unused or forgotten. I was living to meet people, because hearing their stories, for better or worse, taught me a lot about what life could look like. The portraits in this work are byproducts of such interactions. If in life there are seasons – an ebb and flow of usefulness, vacillation between contentment and desire — then I seek to examine the moments of in-between, when we are groundless or waiting to be defined."
Robert Gill is an adjunct photography professor at Endicott College School of Visual and Performing Arts, and we are pleased to have his work in the Carol Grillo Gallery. Robert's work is personal as well as spiritual and brings forth emotions based on the viewer's connections to place and objects. In the summers Robert is also a traveling freelance photographer for EF Education. His work with Education First (EF) has taken him to Spain, France and Canada. In 2011 Robert has also worked for Putney Student Travel, teaching a traveling photography class of 30 students in England, France and Italy. While living in New York, Robert worked as a photojournalist for the New York Daily News and freelanced for various other magazines and publications. His fine art photography has been exhibited and collected around the U.S. as well as abroad, in France, England, Russia, and Brazil.
If you have further questions regarding Robert Gill: Off Season Vol. 1, or any of the other programs at the Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts, please contact Kathleen J. Moore, Coordinator of Visual Arts and Gallery Director at 978-232-2655 or email@example.com