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Staniar Gallery Presents “Bittersweet on Bostwick Lane”

— by on September 4th, 2017

Weaving the innocence of childhood with the gravity that attends the passage of time, Worsham’s work reflects on love, loss, death, and discovery.

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Washington and Lee University’s Staniar Gallery is pleased to present “Bittersweet on Bostwick Lane,” an exhibit by Richmond-based photographer Susan Worsham.

The show will be on view Sept. 1-29, with a public artist’s talk and reception on September 20 at 5:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall’s Concert Hall. Both the exhibit and the talk are free and open to the public.

In this series, Susan Worsham photographs the street where she grew up and her elderly neighbor Margaret, one of the last connections to her youth. Weaving the innocence of childhood with the gravity that attends the passage of time, Worsham’s work reflects on love, loss, death, and discovery.

Worsham has been artist-in- residence at Light Work in Syracuse, New York and a nominee of the Santa Fe Prize for Photography. Her work is held in private collections and has been exhibited at Light Work, Danville Museum of Fine Arts, Corcoran Gallery of Art during FotoWeek DC, Photographic Center Northwest, and Dean Jensen Gallery.

In 2012, Worsham received the Theresa Pollak Prize for Photography and was named one of Oxford American’s “New Superstars of Southern Art.”

Staniar Gallery is located on the second floor of Wilson Hall, in Washington and Lee University’s Lenfest Center for the Arts. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please call 540-458-8861.