On November 10, Afterimage Gallery in the Quadrangle begins its first show of the colorful and inventive surreal photography of Fran Forman.

Mélies’ Dream, 2012

Using her expertise of working with the computer program Photoshop for over 20 years, she creates dream-like scenes with old and new photographs, scanned object, textures, paintings and drawings.  Ms. Forman observes about her work, “In merging photography with painting, portraiture with dreamed landscapes, technologies and generations, my images blur the boundaries between the real and the unreal, re-imagining worlds that, like our own, remain forever a mystery. I invite the viewer to look closely, to engage with me in an imaginative discourse, and to enter into a world of dreams and memory. The visual narratives of my photo collages dissolve the boundaries of time; they connect my fantasies and dreams with the generations that have come before me and attempt to bring them back to life. Perhaps it’s my attempt to stop time.”

Ms. Forman, who lives in Massachusetts is presently a Resident Scholar at the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University. She has been in numerous shows and has won several prestigious international awards and honors for her art.