Molly Gochman

Spring

Hands Green 2009, Photographic Print

Spring focuses on a series of large-scale images derived from Kodachrome slides of Gochman’s mother. Gochman revisits images and memories of her childhood, exploring the difference between the surviving photographs and her own reminiscences. She looks at the past from today’s perspective and develops a project that is abstract and philosophical while at the same time profoundly personal.

Gochman is fascinated by the concepts of time and change: the stains or cleansing that time imposes on images, on memory, and on the human self. She turns her images into extraordinary artworks that also become metaphors of time’s impact on matter. They are monuments to loss, but also to optimism. The title of the exhibition can be read as a reference to when the original images were taken and when the exhibition takes place. It speaks of the possibility for change and rebirth.

In addition to the prints, a memory collage was built through the process of scanning and projecting documents and items provided by those who attended. This collage incorporated the attendees’ meaningful objects to form a connection between these individuals.

Hands Red 2009, Photographic Print

Barn 2009, Photographic Print

Sky I 2009, Photographic Print

Sky II 2009, Photographic Print

Neon Dust 2008, Photographic Print

Portrait In Red 2009, Photographic Print

Doorway I 2009, Photographic Print

Doorway II 2009, Photographic Print

Hand 2009, Photographic Print

Hill 2009, Photographic Print

Smile #1 2009, Photographic Print

Red Balloon 2009, Photographic Print

Wildflowers 2009, Photographic Print