SPARE: photography



Burnett Gallery at the Jones Library (43 Amity Street, Amherst, MA 01002, Amherst MA)

Exhibit open during regular library hours.

Sara Karz Reid is a photographer based in Deerfield. She took photography in high school using 35mm SLR cameras, but didn’t return to it until the arrival of the ubiquitous camera phone. After a few years of phone photography she also began using a mirrorless digital camera, and is plotting to resurrect her film camera.

“Spare” is inspired by two near-opposite definitions of the word. *Spare* can mean elegantly simple, without excess. Contrarily, *spare* can also indicate something is extra, or beyond what is necessary. The photographs in this exhibit aspire to embody no fewer than one of these meanings, and sometimes both. Reid’s graduate studies in archaeology informed her early photographic interest in architectural detail. Over time this has evolved into a focus on compositions that show the everyday in watchful, spare, and sometimes disquieting ways.