Beth A. Gilbert is a photographer living in New York City. Her work has been exhibited at the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University, the Danforth Museum of Art, the Boston Online Biennial, the Black Box Gallery in Oregon, and the Hadassah Gallery in Jerusalem. Gilbert’s work has also been featured on Lenscratch, Hey Hot Shot, 3200K, and New Landscape Photography. In addition, she has played a key role in the production of numerous photographic exhibitions for both nationally and internationally recognized artists.
Gilbert earned a BA in art with a concentration in photography from Simmons College, Boston and an MFA in Imaging Arts from Rochester Institute of Technology. Currently, Gilbert works as a Head Photography Technician at Parsons School of Design and runs her own business providing digital photographic post-production services.
Residual Affect is a series of spaces that mirror the hyper-focused states experienced by those who have endured psychological trauma. Due to the nature of photography – the image is framed and then exposed – subject matter is chosen specifically to motivate the viewer to question what it is they are looking at. Spaces and objects are quarantined, taken out of context so to simulate a skewed perception of reality. Light streams in from an unknown source, tangled tree branches conceal what is beyond them, a single thread lays on the ground next to a door that rests ajar. The answers may lay outside the frame, out of view, inaccessible to the audience, ceasingly uncertain.
The image archive compiles an experience of a destabilized world, disoriented meaningfulness and shifted perception. The viewer is lead on a journey through the domestic interior to the exterior world and back again, paralleling the experience of an internal psyche and the exterior physicality of the affected body.
To view more of Beth Gilbert’s work please visit her website.