Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Exopthalmus, ©2010 Scott Bulger, All Rights Reserved
Exopthalmus, 2009

In conjunction with the release of my second book of photographs, "Khronikos", the Carolyn Jenkins Gallery on the campus of the Kimball-Jenkins Estate on Concord, New Hampshire, will be hosting an exhibit of new work from the book. A selection of seventeen 20" x 30" fine art digital prints will be on display beginning July 1st and running through August 27th. An opening reception will be held on Friday night, July 9th, from 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Music will be provided by the Scott Solsky Quartet. Look for a review of the exhibit in the upcoming June issue of Art New England magazine.

“Khronikos” is from the Greek for “Chronicle”. A “Chronicle” is a historical account of facts and events arranged in chronological order. Typically, equal weight is given for historically important events and local events, the purpose being the recording of events that occurred, seen from the perspective of the chronicler. Since these events are seen from the perspective of the chronicler, they are open to interpretation. Scholars categorize the genre of chronicling into two subgroups: live chronicles, and dead chronicles. A dead chronicle is one where the chronicler collects his list of events up to the time of his writing, but ignores further events as they occur. A live chronicle is where one or more authors add to a chronicle in a regular fashion, recording contemporary events shortly after they occur. Because of the immediacy of the information, historians tend to value live chronicles over dead ones. Chronicles are the predecessors of modern "time lines" rather than analytical histories. They represent accounts, in prose or verse, of local, national, or worldwide events over an extended period of time, the lifetime of the individual chronicler, and often several subsequent chroniclers.

Time is the thread that binds these photographs together.

1 comment:

Sherry said...

Congratulations on your second book, that's wonderful news. I love the title.

I'll try to get my hands on the magazine for the exhibit review, I'd love to see the photographs.