Emmet and Elijah Gowin have collaborated on a wonderful book project entitled “MAGGIE” (Tin Roof Press, 2008) which will have its first showing as an exhibition at the Page Bond Gallery in Richmond, Virginia. The exhibition opens this Friday, January 9th with an artists’ talk and book signing at 6 p.m. and a reception continuing until 9 p.m.
From the e-release from Tin Roof Press:
“Produced as a collaborative family effort by celebrated photographers Emmet and Elijah Gowin, and with text by Edith Gowin, ‘Maggie’ brings together two generations to honor a beloved, elderly aunt, 98 year old Margaret Cooper. This beautifully printed book of 24 tritone and color photographs features selections from Emmet Gowin’s early photographs of Maggie and her extended family from the 1960′s and 1970′s, which includes both classic favorites and works that have never before been published. Elijah Gowin contributes photograph from his series Hymnal of Dreams (1994-2004) in which Maggie figures prominently in dreamlike and whimsically constructed scenes. Edith Gowin’s heartfelt introduction weaves together personal recollections while also providing a cultural backdrop for all the images. Together, father and son present an extended portrait of a remarkable woman whose unique personality and presence inspored to different generations. ‘Maggie’ celebrates the ties that bind time, place and family history.”
Signed copies are also available online at www.tinroofpress.com or at Dolphin Gallery in Kansas City.