Announcing…. Susan Worsham: By The Grace Of God


January 6th – February 18th, 2017 

worsham201Susan Worsham, “Diospyros virginiana (Virginia Sugar-plum),” 2014. 40” x 50” Archival Pigment Print

Candela Gallery is pleased to announce By The Grace Of God, our second solo show from Richmond, Virginia based photographer, Susan Worsham.

Over the past nine-years, Susan Worsham has let curiosity and a sense of nostalgia guide her, traveling quiet roads, to warmly lit places, engaging with people she meets along the way. Her portraits illustrate collaborative reflections of fleeting moments shared between strangers. Images of backyards, shrouded by overgrowth, lush with vivid color are rich with a deeper truth. Dated facades, blanketed by dust, are each a chronicle of time’s passage.  Worsham’s work often serves as metaphor for her own life experiences.

worsham231Susan Worsham, “Icing Fingers,” 2014. 32” x 40” Archival Pigment Print

The artist writes, “These portraits represent a connecting point where two separate paths cross in the road and make something beautiful together that they could not have done without the other. For me these pictures become the proof of that moment and that beauty existed in it.”

Through brief encounters, Worsham rediscovers the rusting edges of her own southern childhood.  The photographs delicately impart a sense of intimacy, and enigmatic symbolism.  The experience of this exhibition will be inimitable, poetic and deeply personal, drawing inspiration in equal parts from the artist’s memories of family, from the southern landscape, and from the commingled confusion of sadness and beauty.

8aSusan Worsham, “Bottled Light, William Eggleston’s Childhood Home, Sumner, MS,” 2013. 25″ x 20″ Archival Pigment Print

A preview reception & artist talk will take place Thursday, January 5th, from 5-8pm.

The exhibition will open to the public Friday, January 6th, from 5-9pm.

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