The exhibition, “Frank Yamrus: I Feel Lucky,” opens at the Griffin Museum at the Stoneham Theatre on Thursday, November 14, 2013, with a reception open to the public from 6.30 – 8.00 pm. The Stoneham Theatre is open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 1.00 – 6.00 pm, and one hour before each theatre performance. The Stoneham Theatre is a professional nonprofit regional theatre that presents eight shows a year. For more information, visit www.stonehamtheatre.org.
Griffin Museum at the Stoneham Theatre
395 Main Street
Stoneham, MA 02180
“Originally inspired by the onset of my first (and hopefully last) midlife crisis, I created the ‘I Feel Lucky’ collection of self-portraits between my 47th and 53rd birthdays. Initially titled ‘Less Than or Equal to 50,’ this series began with a looming deadline of my 50th birthday, as if on this milestone my midlife crisis would magically resolve itself. At the time, typical midlife crisis issues – relationships, faith, career, health and mortality – were producing classic midlife crisis symptoms – moodiness, exhaustion, the desire to make change and some deafening private politics of self-identity. With my camera, my constant companion during this time, I contemplated a lifetime of choices and created present-day images to evaluate my past with the hope of glimpsing my future.”
During his 25-year photographic career Yamrus has produced many significant portfolios addressing such topics like his relationship with his father, the loss of multiple friends to HIV/AIDS, and love, romance, sex and rapture. Yamrus’ images can be found in many public and private collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Los Angeles Contemporary Museum of Art, The Kinsey Institute of Indiana University, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, Austin, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. He is represented by ClampArt in New York City.
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Blog post by:
Brian Paul Clamp, Director