Jay Boersma

The Consistency and Variety of his Vision

February 10 – March 31, 2022

Jay Boersma’s work has evolved over a long career. He has changed from black and white to color photography, from one format to another, and from film to digital, but his eye, concern for composition, and his interest in depicting the world remain constant. He says, “I remain fascinated by the built world and its endless variety of human-made structures, environments, and details and the unique ways in which these are transformed by age, use, and—in particular—the act of photographing them.” This retrospective exhibition will include work from his early years in Providence, his photos that were part of the Changing Chicago project, his haunting images of empty and abandoned spaces, and the sometimes colorful and always beautiful images of the streets from places he has traveled.