Fern L. Nesson: TILT! at Beacon Gallery

by | Sep 9, 2023 | Blog post

The work of Cambridge-based artist Fern L. NessonTILT! will be on view at the Beacon Gallery from through October 29th, 2023. 

TILT! explores how a shift in perspective can open up a new world of infinite possibilities. Through a series of abstract monochromatic photographs, Nesson shows the viewer how familiar places and objects change when seen from a different angle. It is a way to honor multiple perspectives, rather than being stuck looking at the world through our forced gravitational perspective. Nesson takes inspiration from Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543) and the Copernican Revolution. By shifting his perspective to imagining he was standing on Mars, he was able to theorize that the Earth (and all planets in our Solar System) revolved around the Sun rather than around Earth. Nesson’s photographs of cosmic truths and natural geometry seek to inspire viewers to shift their own viewpoints and see what new truths a novel perspective might deliver. Nesson’s tilt of the camera reinterprets and holds reverence for familiar places and objects, while also questioning the notion of maintaining a singular outlook on the world.

An online talk with Griffin Museum of Photography Executive Director, Crista Dix, will occur at 7 pm on Tuesday, September 12th. To register for the talk please use this link. A second reception will be hosted on October 6th from 5-8 pm in conjunction with SOWA’s First Friday. A final closing reception and exhibition walkthrough with Crista Dix will occur at 2 pm on Saturday, October 28th.