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Laconia Gallery


Urban Naturalis

Photography by Alex Tisserand

Friday, September 6, 2019 to Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Opening Reception: Friday, September 6, 5:30-8:00pm. | Closing Reception: Wednesday, October 30, 5-7pm.
architectural drawing of Laconia Lofts

The contrast between urban and natural landscapes is the subject of “Urban
Naturalis,” an exhibition of photography by Alex Tisserand. “Urban Naturalis” features two series of photographs — one series taken in cities around the world, including Paris, New York, and Boston, and the other featuring natural landscapes from the USA, France, and Greece. The juxtaposition of the photographs points up the contrasts between the stone and steel of cities and the organic and seemingly ephemeral substances of nature. The photographs illustrate the impact of time on both environments, demonstrating that nature is eternal and that the civilizations represented by urban centers can disappear.

Alex Tisserand is a biochemist and photographer who uses his scientific background to inform his photography. He says, “As a scientist, I can look at both the organic and mineral sides of everything: the oxidation of metal can offer the unique texture of a rusted object as well as explaining the incredible colors of the forest in autumn. I am curious about everything and can be fascinated by the details of a leaf or the structure of a bridge.” He uses a Nikon SLR camera for most of his work, but occasionally uses his iPhone to capture a particular fleeting moment.

Alex is a native of France and a graduate of the Sorbonne, Paris. He has lived in such varied places as Indonesia, Burundi, and Rwanda. He currently divides his time between Boston’s South End and Provence in the south of France.

Regular gallery hours: Saturday and Sundays from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Open Studios weekend hours: September 21 and 22, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Press contact: Janet Bailey, or 857.233.4926