Franklin Park: An Ephemeral and Enduring Landscape

Photographs by Robin Radin

May 6 through December 2017
Shattuck Visitor Center
125 The Fenway | MAP

Artist Reception | June 14 | 68pm

Exhibit Hours: Sat and Sun | 11am–4pm
Weekdays: 9am –5pm
(For weekday visits, call ahead as gallery is a multipurpose room and may be closed for meetings)


Artist Statement

For over thirty-five years I have photographed both the cultural and natural landscape of my neighborhood in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. My work draws inspiration from the vibrant, diverse street life and from the brilliance in the landscapes of Franklin Park, Jamaica Pond, Arnold Arboretum, and the Emerald Necklace parklands.

With my landscape work, I seek to elicit the beauty in settings that might otherwise seem ordinary. In particular, my photographs aim to reveal how urban wilds and parklands can unexpectedly evoke a human presence. Over the last few years, I have frequently wandered the woodlands of Franklin Park with my camera and tripod. My visits to the park are charged with the spirit of discovery and adventure. The landscape has the power to heighten my awareness, simultaneously allowing me to reach deep within myself and also to project outward my inner feeling into the captured image. These photographs are my paean to the quiet grace that emanates from these treasured places.
—Robin Radin, May 2017

About the Artist

Robin Radin is a Boston-based photographer whose career as an exhibiting artist and educator has spanned over thirty-five years. She received her B.F.A. from Tufts University and the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts in 1983, and her M.F.A. from Massachusetts College of Art in 1992. Her photographs have been exhibited and published nationally. Radin’s work has been presented in over fifty venues —The Danforth Museum of Art, The Institute of Contemporary Art, The Cambridge Art Association, Bunker Hill Community College, The Photographic Resource Center, The Aidekman Art Center at Tufts University, to name a few.

In 2010, in collaboration with writer Lynne Anderson, her photographs were included in the book Breaking Bread: Recipes and Stories From Immigrant Kitchens, published by the University of California Press.

Radin’s work has been reproduced in numerous exhibition catalogues. She exhibits annually in Jamaica Plain Open Studios and serves on the board of The Jamaica Plain Arts Council.  Radin is a 2003 recipient of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Grant in Photography.

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