Christine Collins The Keepers on The New Yorker's Elements Blog

Christine Collins' The Keepers series was featured on The New Yorker's Elements blog.  Below is the text.  You can check out the series here and the full article and slideshow here

The photographer Christine Collins has long been curious about how people reconnect with the natural world in today’s urbanized society. In 2010, she became interested in a suburban community west of Boston, where residents were harvesting honey for themselves and to share with friends and neighbors. “People recognize that if you have a bee hive in the neighborhood, it’s good for gardens, an idea that goes back to suburbia, where your lawn is the prize,” she says.

Collins began this project, “The Keepers,” after the community’s colony collapsed from the cold in the winter; using a 4x5 view camera, she wanted to document the beekeepers’ efforts to revive it. Collins was enthralled by the low-tech process of beekeeping. But she also discovered that, ultimately, the evolution of a bee hive—and the colony to which it belongs—is left largely to nature.

New Paintings by Sarah McKenzie

We just added two new paintings to Sarah Mckenzie's Windows collection.  Below is Well, a new oil and acrylic on canvas.  McKenzie's paintings unfold slowly, revealing subtle and poetic moments of tension hidden among  juxtapositions of geometric abstraction and realism.  McKenzie's work does not yell out but whispers and calls out seductively.  Taking time with the work is key to unlocking the depth of the works and the mastery  possessed by McKenzie. 


The New JBG Blog + Site

We are moing and redesigning the JBG website.  For a while lots of links will take you to our archived old site.  We are sorry things are so jumpy but wanted to make sure to leave you with access to all our artists while we work on everything.  This will become the new home for the JBG blog.  To view past blog posts visit the old blog by clicking here.  Thanks.