Jennifer Platt Hopkins Photographs on Display at Conservation Center
The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests will showcase photographs by Jennifer Platt Hopkins in the exhibit “Color, Power, and Light” from May 11 to June 11, 2009. The show appears at the Forest Society’s Conservation Center, 54 Portsmouth Street, Concord, NH. The Conservation Center is open weekdays from 9 am to 5 pm. An opening reception with the artist will be held on Friday, May 15, from 4 to 6 pm.
In these abstract images of the natural world, the subject itself dematerializes into an abstract of color and light. Everything seems false from the point of view of logic and knowledge, but everything becomes right by viewing familiar scenes in new, fantastic ways and by allowing the emotional response that follows this exploration.
“I use movement and the camera lens to see things beyond the everyday physical sense,” said Hopkins. “In these photographs I find the root of my own voice speaking of grounded connections to things beyond the self.”
Jennifer Platt Hopkins received her bachelor of fine arts from Rhode Island School of Design and a juris doctor law degree from Pierce Law. She works at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation on philanthropy to support the nonprofit community. She lives and gardens in Canterbury, NH with her husband Mark. She was named one of the Forest Society’s Conservationists of the Year in 2005.
Founded in 1901, the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests is the state’s oldest and largest non-profit land conservation organization. Supported by 10,000 families and businesses, the Forest Society’s mission is to perpetuate the state’s forests by promoting land conservation and sustainable forestry. For more information, visit www.forestsociety.org.