Things My Mother Would Have Told Me If…

Things My Mother Would Have Told Me If…

Linda Belans, Leah Sobsey and the late Herbert A. Belans

in partnership with Click! Triangle Photography Festival

October 25 – November 5, 2016

Photographer/artist Leah Sobsey inherited her late grandfather’s negatives at about the time her mother, writer/poet Linda Belans, began writing about family. Questions about interpretation became a central theme – what was Herb Belans, a self-taught photographer, seeing optically and aspirationally through his waist-level camera in the 1940s and ‘50s? What was Leah’s mother recalling through the haze of time and the clarity of wisdom? And what was Leah seeing from her vantage point as she stripped the images of the entire context so that the figures float and hover in an infinite and eternal space. There, any story is possible. Together, three generations integrate images and text threaded across space and time: “Zaidy” through his Rolleiflex camera, his granddaughter Leah through merging digital technology with 19th century photographic processes, and his daughter Linda with words that serve as a generational bridge between them.


Opening Reception: October 28, 6 – 9 pm

Artists’ Talk: October 30, 4 – 6 pm

During the Artists’ Talk guests will have the opportunity to view the exhibit, meet the artists, explore the accompanying chapbook designed by Horse & Buggy Press, and view Leah Sobsey’s new monograph Collections published by Daylight Books. The event also include the only scheduled performance of Murmurs, created for this exhibit by choreographer/director/performer Doug Varone.

Prisoner of Consciousness by Elizabeth A. Baker: November 1, 7 pm


Thursday - Sunday
11 am - 5 pm
and Wednesday by appointment