Slices of Life: A candid look at the people and places of Mercer County, KY, Photography by Nick Lacy. Exhibit reception Friday, September 19, 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Admission is free.
Nick Lacy is an Oregon native who began his love affair with photography in high school. His mother encouraged him to pursue the art form and Lacy still uses the camera she gave him – a 1955 Leica IIF. Lacy moved to Connecticut in 1982 and worked as staff photographer for The Hartford Advocate, a weekly alternative newspaper. In 1994, Lacy began a freelance career focused on non-traditional portraiture, dance, cause-based nonprofit organizations and educational institutions.
The late Patricia Rosoff, former Academic Dean of Humanities at Kingswood Oxford School, stated that Lacy “takes a documentary distance. He waits invisibly, one must suppose, for life to go on unawares…His is a world full of architecture, its inhabitants small and poignant in a hard-edged scaffold…But then, in that cool, nonchalant air, [he] breaks our collective heart with reality.”