Memories of Childhood
1997 - 2002
Memories of Childhood was Meg Madison’s first solo exhibition of beautiful toned black and white silver gelatin photographs. The pictures are amazing moments with natural light capturing a childhood image that recalls a moment in one’s own memory. This instant idealized childhood remembrance is both real and imagined. At the same time the moments of abandon are surrounded by a sense of threat or foreboding in the edges and shadows. They may be idealized but not necessarily idyllic which is, of course, a natural occurrence in childhood.
Ms. Madison selected The Canoga Park Youth Center for her inaugural exhibit in support of the Center’s continuing teen education program promoting the teaching of traditional black and white photography.
Meg Madison studied filmmaking at San Francisco State University and has been a professional stills photographer since 1993. Her black and white photography has previously been shown in group and private shows.
This is her first solo exhibition at a Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Gallery. The Canoga Park Youth Arts Gallery 2002