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Getting Sentimental at the Red Dove

With her graduation just around the corner, Amy Nimon ’11, studio art and writing and rhetoric double major, has her first solo art show. Nimon’s show at the Red Dove Tavern, which features 11 photographs she has taken over the past three years, opened on Thursday, March 31. The collection, which is an assortment of different portraits that range from class assignments to explorations from her time traveling abroad in Paris, will be on display for the month of April.

The exciting opportunity to display her work was presented by Susan Kridler  ’11, who is currently working on an independent study curating art for the Red Dove. Kridler approached Assistant Professor of Art Christine Chin, looking for a student who would be a good fit for the Red Dove. “Susan and I put our minds together, and really boiled down my work,” explains Nimon.

Nimon says that she was surprised to find how much time goes into executing a show, and the effort that is put into finding cohesive themes, ways for all of the pieces to connect. “It was really interesting to see how photos I took three years ago found a relationship with photos I took last summer,” Nimon reflects. “I could see the same concept that had carried over.”

 “One word that always comes to mind is sentimentality,” says Nimon of her work. “There is a level of sentimentality in each of my photos; some kind of personal reflection is always there on some level, always present.”

Most importantly, Nimon hopes that her audience can connect with her photography. “Some of the photos are candid, some staged, and some are more about the environment,” explains Nimon. “I want everyone to find some kind of personal connection with each.”

Nimon, who plans to have some of work in the student art show later this spring, is grateful for the opportunity to showcase her work at the Red Dove. “I really want to get out into the community more, to attract not just my friends, but a larger audience; art appreciators of all kinds,” she says. “It’s more interesting that way!”