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Nature Ephemeral Photographs by Susan Richman: February 7 - May 12

Tuesday - Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm / February 7 - May 12

Reeves-Reed Arboretum is excited to announce the first of our 2024 art exhibitions, “Nature Ephemeral: Photographs by Susan Richman”. Embark on a journey through fleeting moments of natural beauty with Richman's captivating photographs. Beginning February 7th, this exhibition offers a mesmerizing glimpse into the transient allure of nature's fleeting wonders. Each photograph, a vignette of nature's transitions, invites viewers to embrace the impermanent, ethereal beauty that surrounds us. Complimenting the show’s theme of our environment’s cyclical nature, the Arboretum setting will transition from winter dormancy to a bustling lush garden, throughout, and up to the show’s conclusion on May 12th.

Richman's compositions unveil a world where time stands still for a fleeting moment. Inspired by Victorian Memento Mori, each item in Richman’s work is meticulously posed in imagined environments, utilizing layers of glass, plant matter, and colored dyes, stacked into a tower and then photographed from above. Richman states “With each photo, I am honoring and memorializing insects and other small animals whose troubling decline makes their recognition important and poignant… the finished assemblage is photographed resulting in an illusion; a fantasy environment that once captured is dismantled and washed away.”

"Nature Ephemeral" serves as a visual ode to the impermanent beauty that graces our world and the importance of its preservation. Set against the Arboretum's serene backdrop, Richman's work not only showcases the artistry of nature but also serves as a poignant reminder of our interconnectedness with the ever-changing environment that surrounds us.

About the Artist

Originally from a small town in Pennsylvania, Richman lived and traveled throughout the world before making New York her home following her graduation from Art Center College of Design. Her work, having appeared in numerous exhibitions and publications worldwide, has received prestigious international recognition, including being named Juror’s Choice in 2022 at the Arkell Museum exhibition Art of New York, Honorable Mention in the 2023 Budapest International Foto Awards, Honorable Mention at the 2022 Le Prix De La Photographie De Paris, and Honorable Mention in 2022 at the 15th Annual International Color Awards in NYC. Richman’s work appears in numerous private collections as well as public spaces, including the Burke Rehabilitation Hospital in NY, the Atlanta Botanical Gardens in Georgia, and the Wallace Hotel in NYC. Prior to Covid, she was an educator at The International Center for Photography in NYC. In addition to Upstream Gallery in New York, she is also represented by dk Gallery in Georgia.


“Nature Ephemeral” is on view from February 7 to May 12, 2024. Gallery Hours are Tuesday - Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM except when closed for private events. Please visit reeves-reedarboretum.org/visit/ to confirm gallery hours. 

All works are for sale, and the artists will generously donate 30% of each sale back to the Arboretum. The public is also invited to meet Richman at the Meet-the-Artist Reception on Saturday, March 16, from 2-3:30 p.m. Registration for the reception is recommended, but not required. Please click here for more information or to register.