Parrot Gallery is a project of artists and musicians worshiping at Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster. Art exhibits are open for downtown Lancaster First Fridays and by appointment with church office. Regular gallery talks are scheduled with each featured artist.
The Masked Identity
Elizabeth Anne Schrock Rosenfeld spends time contemplating others.
On January 3, 2014, her First Friday opening art reception from 6-9 p.m. at the Parrot Gallery at 328 W Orange Street will give others the chance to contemplate Rosenfeld’s soulful photography.
In her junior year, she studied a semester in Paris learning the process of “liquid light.” Using 35 millimeter black and white film, she projects and exposes her subjects onto cotton cloth that is painted with liquid light emulsion and then finally sealed with beeswax.
Her subjects become the people she questions, the ones that invite her in.
She notes, “They are the ones who trigger some connection to something I know, knew, or had forgotten. What most intrigues me is this enigma - this otherness. This hidden otherness.”
"While I look and capture another person with my lens, I cannot fully understand who they are, where they came from, nor where they are going. But for the thirty seconds my mind contemplates them I consider so much about who they are, where they came from, and where they are going,” Rosenfeld adds.
Elizabeth Anne Schrock Rosenfeld
Rosenfeld, who graduated from Connecticut College in 2012 [Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude] with a printmaking major in studio arts and a minor in anthropology, is inspired by Sandy Nairne and Sarah Hogate’s vision: “In documentary portraits taken outside the studio, the artist-photographer creates an opportunity from what they discover: what they expose.”
Rosenfeld currently lives in New York City working for the designer, Ted Muehling, as a jewelers’ apprentice and an archival photographer.