Gallery Conversation with Bea Nettles


Self-portait of Bea Nettles in a flowered dress standing against a dark background. Her dress is a brightly colored hawaiian print, and she has a flower in her short hair and flowers in her left hand. She smiles slightly at the viewer.
Bea Nettles, Flower Dress, 1987. Dye diffusion transfer print. George Eastman Museum. Gift of the artist. © Bea Nettles


Sepia colored photo of a woman looking wide-eyed at the camera. She has on a star crown over her long, flowing hair and a blouse covered in stars. She is the photographer, and this is a self portrait.
Bea Nettles, Star Lady, 1970. Gelatin silver print. George Eastman Museum. Gift of the artist © Bea Nettles


Collage of black and white images that features (at center, top) the artist's head, bald from chemotherapy, surrounded on left, right, and beneath by images of geysers, alluding to explosive energy beneath a facade of emptiness
Bea Nettles, Hole, 2005; from Return Trip. Inkjet print. George Eastman Museum. Gift of the artist © Bea Nettles
Jan 28, 2021 - 4-5:30 pm
Virtual event

Join exhibiting artist Bea Nettles and Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Amy L. Powell for a virtual gallery conversation covering fifty years of Nettles’s experimental photographic techniques and formats. 


This event will be in English and take place via Zoom. Registration is required. 

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