117 West Main St.
Mason, OH 45040
October 6–October 31
Saturday October 6, 5 pm–9 pm
Family Pictures is a narrative of images, spanning nearly a decade, tracing Anna Ogier-Bloomer's family through small and large dramas, the beautiful and the mundane. This portion of the story, the rest yet untold, begins with the passing of a grandparent and ends in divorce. In exposing her own family's private, unsightly, or painful moments, she offers the chance for personal reflection. The images are both personal and ubiquitous; they play off the collective need to know and be known, to see and be seen.
Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Ogier-Bloomer holds a MFA in Photography from the Parsons for Design where she received the Photography Department Prize in 2011. She earned her BFA from The School of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and was awarded the Yousuf Karsh Prize in Photography. Her work has been exhibited at galleries and museums nationally, including the Bridge Art Fair, Miami/Basel, The Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the NYC-based Slideluck Potshow, Barcelona, and the Attleboro Arts Museum, Massachusetts. Her grants include Chashama, New York City, and the Museum School, Boston.
Founded in July 2008 with the focus of bringing fine art to the city of Mason, Ohio, Gallery 42 focuses on the leading local artists in the greater Cincinnati area. The gallery holds several local and national competitions and promotes benefit exhibits for local charities such as SPCA Cincinnati and local homeless shelters.