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Fran Forman: ‘Escape Artist’ at The Garner Center

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“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting,
dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.” –   Edgar Allen Poe

Blurring the line between photography and painting, Fran Forman’s work invites the viewer to enter into a world of magic and mystery, the whimsy of the unconscious. It asks us: what realities exist beyond the traditional limits of gravity, linear time, social convention? Fran’s work opens portals into extraordinary worlds, crafted from fragments of reality, melding seemingly disparate objects into a cohesive whole.

Fran studied art and sociology at Brandeis University, received an MSW in psychiatric social work, and then an MFA from Boston University. She is a Resident Scholar at the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis, a recipient of several grants and Artist Residencies, and teaches digital collage at various colleges in Boston.

Her works are held in esteemed collections around the country, including The Smithsonian Art & Space Museum, MFA Houston and MFA Boston.

Fran is represented by Pucker Gallery (Boston), AfterImage Gallery (Dallas), Susan Spiritus Gallery (Newport Beach, California), High Noon Art and Culture (Beijing), and Photo Méthode (Austin,Texas).

Fran Forman – April 7, 2015 through May 1, 2015
Opening Reception and Book Signing:  April 9th 5-7pm

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