Cinematic Stories: Three Young Photographers

On View February 15–March 15, 2006

This exhibition brings together the work of three young photographers, each a recent graduate from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, all of whom have been influenced by film and use photographs to tell their own, often enigmatic stories.  Common themes of personal identity, role-playing, and storytelling are at the essence of the exhibit.  Influenced by the generation of artists before them that includes Cindy Sherman, Laurie Simmons, and Gregory Crewdson, these photographers continue to expand upon the subjects of portraiture and narrative using theatrical lighting and other cinematic devices.

The Artists:

Dianne Lowry grew up in Florida and uses her six siblings as her primary models.  Touching on both the innocence and ephemeral nature of childhood, Lowry is unsentimental in her depiction of her subjects.

Katie Kingma’s saturated Technicolor images recall Hitchcock movies, and reference both contemporary fashion layouts and the current state of photography.  Her psychologically suggestive but carefully staged photographs set up dramatic tableaux.

Jeremiah Dart photographs his family and himself often using the house and property in Connecticut where he grew up as a starting point.  Whether he uses an empty barn, a cramped attic space or a beautiful formal living room, his subjects and settings establish tension within the image.

As a member of the American Association of Museums, The Hebrew Home at Riverdale is  committed to publicly exhibiting its art collection throughout its 32-acre campus including the Derfner Judaica Museum and a sculpture garden overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades. The Derfner Judaica Museum + The Art Collection provide educational and cultural programming for residents of the Hebrew Home, their families and the general public from throughout New York City, its surrounding suburbs and visitors from elsewhere. The Home is a nonprofit, non-sectarian geriatric organization serving more than 11,000 elderly persons in greater New York through its resources and community service programs. Museum hours: Sunday – Thursday, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Art Collection and grounds open daily, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Call 718 581-1596 for holiday hours and to schedule group tours, or for further information please visit our website at

This exhibition is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.