Scott Nichols Gallery is proud to present:
Monica Denevan: Songs of the River: Portraits of Burma and China
The exhibition will be on view from March 3 to April 23, 2011.
Join us Saturday March 5, from 3 - 5 pm for a reception with Monica Denevan.
Signed copies of her catalogue, The River Anthology, will be available for sale.
Portraits from Burma and China by Monica Denevan features photographs from two very different countries in Asia. Ms. Denevan has been photographing in Burma for more than ten years. Her intimate portraits, which incorporate the surrounding landscapes, are of her Burmese friends and their families who live and work on the Irrawaddy River. Monica noted in her artist statement that she "seeks out remote places that have been relatively untouched by development in order to photograph those whose culture and traditional way of life reflect a deep authenticity or bond with the past." In the spring of 2007 she traveled to southwest China photographing the lush patterns and details she found in the countryside. Ms. Denevan's work is quiet and meditative, languid and sensual.
San Francisco native, Monica Denevan, received a Bachelor of Arts in photography at San Francisco State University. Her photographs have been exhibited widely, including Hong Kong, Paris, London, and Los Angeles.
This is her first solo exhibition at the Scott Nichols Gallery.