Gregory S. Bucher Exhibit
The Mute Stones Speak
December through January, our Vault Gallery will showcase photography by Gregory S. Bucher.
The Mute Stones Speak features 16 color and black & white photographs drawn from Gregory's corpus of images from the great East Coast American cemeteries.
The exhibit explores Gregory's analytic interest in how a monument was put together and how it’s coming apart. His eye is drawn by monuments that are astonishing, ironic, or unintentionally amusing, and the selection here is marked by a strong sensitivity to the juxtaposition of beauty with decay as revealed by the additive effects of lichens and patinas and the subtractive effects of chemical and physical damage. A monument is a sort of bid for immortality, but it turns out not even stone can guarantee that.
Show Dates + Reception + Artist Info
The Mute Stones Speak will be on display December 1, 2023 through January 27, 2024 in our Vault Gallery.
There will be an opening reception on Friday, December 1 from 6pm to 8pm, where visitors can meet Gregory and view his work. The opening reception is during the Manteo Christmas Tree Lighting festivities, and is free and open to the public.
A San Diego native, Gregory studied Classics at UCSD and Brown University and has worked for many years as a professor, currently at the University of Maryland.
Gregory spent two pre-doc years at the American Academy in Rome and worked in various teaching and administrative positions at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome. As his academic career has come closer to its natural end, Gregory has transitioned to photography and writing. Since 2016 he has systematically visited, photographed, and written about the great American East Coast cemeteries: that work, among other things, can be found on his website on the button below.