On view February 27-March 16, 2012
Eli Marsh Gallery • 105 Fayerweather Hall 

Opening Lecture & Reception:
Thursday, March 1, 4:30 p.m.
Pruyne Lecture Hall • 115 Fayerweather

Gottesman-001J  Gottesman-002J  Gottesman-003J  Gottesman-004J

Selections from Sudden Flowers, courtesy of the artist.

Eric Gottesman studied history, literature, and political science at Duke University; after graduating from Duke, he studied law and politics and worked for a time in the office of the Chief Justice of the United States of America. Eric later completed his MA degree in fine arts at Bard College. His collaborative photography project on the impact of AIDS in one Ethiopian community has been supported by arts organizations, NGOs, foundations, and UN agencies. His work has been featured in books and exhibited internationally.  He is currently Artist in Residence in the Department of Art and the History of Art, Amherst College.

"Sudden Flowers is a collective of young people in the Shiromeda neighborhood of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. I have been making photographs, films and installations with them and displaying these works in their neighborhood, throughout the city and the country since 1999. Our works often address these children's lives. In this exhibition, four elements of our work begin to tell the story of their lives and of this twelve-year project."

Sponsored by the Department of Art and the History of Art, with generous support provided by the Amherst Art Series Fund.

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