Amanda Swain Bingham: Recent Photographs: Proof of Life

April 9 - May 7

Opening Reception: April 9th, 6 - 8pm

South Kingstown. Hera Gallery is pleased to present Recent Photographs: Proof of Life, a solo exhibition from Amanda Swain Bingham. We invite the public to join us Saturday, April 9th from 6:00 to 8:00pm for the opening reception.

Amanda Swain Bingham will be exhibiting a new set of photographs exploring memory, the life beyond a moment.  In her own words:

“These images are traces of moments now ended, but so alive in the memory of each.  A family wedding, a recently widowed best friend, a wild dolphin hunting, a photographer reflected in water, a saltwater soaked balloon, a derelict hotel. Memory is organic, shifting, ever rewriting itself.  Making photographs directs who I am for an instant. The process allows me to pay attention to the moment and prepare for the future.There is so much life, and living, leave behind for us to hold onto, break through, land in, skate upon, bracing us for the potential crash. The unbearable beauty and crush of life.”

Amanda lives and works in Peace Dale, Rhode Island. In 1992, she received a BFA from Tufts University and The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, MA. She studied documentary photography with Bill Burke. In 2000-2001, she attended Rhode Island School of Design for post-graduate studies. Amanda received a Polaroid Materials Grant in 1995 for her documentary work with aboriginal communities in Northern Queensland, Australia. In 1996, she was a finalist at Workman Publishing Group for her photographic monograph on children of divorce: Till Death Us Do Part.

Her work has been shown at The Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, The Boston Museum School's Grossman Gallery; Gallery Equus, Boston, The Boston Public Library, Lake Forest College, Illinois, Croker-Griffin Gallery, Rhode Island and three solo shows at the Colo Colo Gallery in New Bedford, MA (2011, 2012, 2013).  She has been a full member at Hera Gallery since 2013 and had her photographic series Self Portraits: Under My Skin recently featured in Art New England. You can see more of her work on her website

The exhibition and events will take place at Hera Gallery located on 10 High Street in Wakefield, RI. The public is invite to attend the opening reception Saturday, April 9th from 6:00 to 8:00pm.

These programs are presented with partial support from The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, Hera Educational Foundation, and The Friends of Hera. Hera Gallery is free and open to the public and is accessible to persons with disabilities. Parking is available.