Exhibition: Too Tired for Sunshine | St. Lawrence University Art and Art History

Exhibition: Too Tired for Sunshine

January 16 - February 23, 2019

The images in the book and photo series Too Tired for Sunshine represent a view of the world as I see it, filtered through the lens of my struggles with anxiety and depression. The title refers to the experience of feeling so melancholy that not even a sunny day can raise your spirits.

Shot largely in my adopted home of Vermont from 2011 to the present, the images offer a personal interpretation of the Green Mountain State, juxtaposing familiar and picturesque tropes with more surreal, sometimes disquieting, subjects.

As a photographer, I’m compelled to document the mundane and absurd aspects of life. I seek to capture small details that others might not notice on first glance and use color and variations in natural light to evoke mood, atmosphere, and emotion.

Inspired by the outpouring of people who reached out to say they too use photography as a tool to help cope with depression, I recently created the Too Tired Project, a photo sharing initiative that aims to help those struggling with depression by offering a platform for collective creative expression.

The gallery is free and open to the public. Hours: Monday-Thursday 12-8 pm, Friday and Saturday 12-5 pm. Closed on Sunday.

For more information, contact Catherine Tedford, director, at ctedford@stlawu.edu.

-Tara Wray