Lorraine Field: Alas, A Visual Lament

On view

14 January - 5 March 2017

Wife to Widow Levelled Year 1, 2016, chromogenic print

Wife to Widow Levelled Year 1, 2016, chromogenic print

Opening Reception: Friday, 13 January, 8 pm
Artist Talk: Thursday, 2 February, 7 pm
Poetry Reading: Thursday, 2 March, 7 pm

Lorraine Field’s exhibition Alas, A Visual Lament is a photographic response to the loss of her husband and companion of some five decades, poet Roger Field. Situating her own body within landscapes that simultaneously depict new growth and decay, Field uses her photographs and Roger’s poetry to explore both the personal and universal experiences of loss and aging.

Artist Statement

I currently construct forms and install them within a photograph to develop and explore visual concepts. I create photographs rather than capturing images of events that fall within the view of my camera. It is important to me that the finished image is understood as a photograph so that its reading is both credible and believable.

Lorraine Field has a BFA and an MA in Art Ed from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University (NSCAD) where she currently teaches photography. www.lorrainefield.com She has been a grant recipient of the Canada Council for the Arts, Arts Nova Scotia, the Banff Centre, and the Barbara Spohr Award for Contemporary Photography. She has participated in art residencies both in Canada and internationally. Her work has been shown in Canada at many university and art institutions as well as in international venues from France, Turkey, Bulgaria, Uzbekistan and the Middle East. It has been acquired by various collections: Art Bank of Nova Scotia, Halifax Harbour Commission, Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery, the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade plus several collections in Turkey as well as many private collections.


Supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and Halifax Regional Municipality.