Guided and inspired by Thoreau’s journals and his seminal work Walden, Abelardo Morell has made new panoramic photographic works that suggest fresh new angles from which to look at Walden Pond.
Programs associated with Walden: Four Views
Walden: Four Views opens to the public
Friday, February 10, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Join us today, for the opening of Walden: Four Views, featuring Abelardo Morell's new panoramic photographic works that suggest fresh new angles from which to look at Walden Pond.
Walden: Four Views – A Lecture by Abelardo Morell
Monday, March 27, 2017, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
In his illustrated lecture on Walden: Four Views, Abelardo Morell will speak about how he came to make his most recent series of photographs for this special exhibition at the Concord Museum. Employing his tent camera and a technique using multiple exposures paired with cliché verres (a combination of photography and painting or drawing), Morell delivers a new interpretation of the landscape that inspired Henry David Thoreau’s seminal text on Walden.
Walden: Four Views Gallery talk by Abelardo Morell
Thursday, June 15, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Over 150 years after Henry Thoreau’s publication of Walden, Abelardo Morell offers a new look at the landscape that formed Thoreau. Inspired by Thoreau’s journals and his seminal work Walden, Morell brings his creative imagination to Concord and takes us on an unanticipated journey through large-scale panoramic works of Walden Pond. With his intuitive, often-experimental approach to picture-making, Morell envisions a sort of Eden – perhaps the garden Thoreau found in this evocative place.
At this special event, Abelardo Morell will provide a gallery talk for a limited audience, followed by a reception in the Museum’s Brooke Hall.
Members $40; Non-members $55. Space is extremely limited; Priority registration for Concord Museum members through May 1. Reserve online or by phone at 978-369-9763 ext. 216.
Camera Obscura Workshop with Abelardo Morell
Saturday, June 17, 2017, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Abelardo Morell made his first picture using camera obscura technique in his darkened living room in 1991. To make an obscura image, Morell covers all of the windows in the respective room with black plastic to achieve total darkness. He then cuts a small hole in the plastic, over which he places his lens. This allows an inverted image of the view outside to project onto the back walls of the room.
For fifteen years, Morell has traveled the world, creating fantastic photographs of interior spaces flooded with vibrant exterior scenes, using this technique. Through his imaginative eyes, we bear witness to the marriage of inner and outer worlds. In this workshop, Morell will demonstrate his camera obscura technique to the audience.
Members $10/$5 child; Non-members $15/$7 child; ticket price includes admission to the Concord Museum, including Walden: Four Views by Abelardo Morell.
Space is limited; Reserve online or by phone at 978-369-9763 ext. 216.