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Miggs Burroughs brings his lenticular maginc to Fairfield Museum

By Fairfield Museum and History Center

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FAIRFIELD, CT - The Fairfield Museum and History Center announces an exciting new exhibition featuring the lenticular photography work of Miggs Burroughs. Fairfield: Back & Forth opens December 19th and will run through February 18, 2014.

To kick off the exhibit, Burroughs will be on hand to host a MAD About the Fairfield Museum event on Thursday, December 19th from 5-7pm. Museum After Dark: Fairfield Back & Forth will feature a short talk by the Westport-based artist himself discussing his work and technique. Guests can also enjoy wine, egg nog and holiday refreshment while taking a sneak peak at the new exhibition. The event is free of charge.

Lenticular imagery is achieved by using a normal lens on the camera, but the optical plastic which laminates the specially processed image is also known as a “lens”, separates out the two images as the viewer walks by. Using this method, Burroughs has produced scenes of familiar Fairfield landmarks in their past and present forms, in essence allowing visitors to see the passage of time happen before their eyes.

“This exhibition provides another creative way to view the changing landscape within our community,” says Museum Executive Director Mike Jehle. “Miggs’ lenticular images are a fitting addition to the Museum as our mission is to use the power of history to inspire the imagination.”

Burroughs first began experimenting with lenticular imagery more than a decade ago, seeing it as a way to tell a meaningful story with just two images.

“After searching for a story-telling medium that was perfectly suited to my creative impulses and abilities, the lenticular process showed me the way,” he wrote in a recent blog post. “For me, the appeal of lenticular imagery is the emotional journeys it can evoke.”

Among the images featured in the new exhibition are Firehouse, 1910-2012, which shows the transformation of the Fairfield Hook and Ladder Company to the current Firehouse Deli, Fountain, 1910-2012, which depicts the Southport Fountain over time, and HiHo 2010, Day & Night, showing the popular landmark in daylight and lit up against a dark sky.

These images have also been transformed into postcards, available at the Fairfield Museum Shop. Open daily 10am – 4pm, the shop presents historically-inspired gifts for men, women and children, including feather fountain pens, modern pocket watches, pillows and sachets with historical prints, vintage jewelry and more.

About the Fairfield Museum and History Center

Fairfield Museum and History Center is a community cultural arts and education center established in 2007 by the 103-year old Fairfield Historical Society. The 13,000 square-foot museum, inspired architecturally by the historic warehouses along Southport harbor, includes modern galleries, a research library, a museum shop and community spaces overlooking Fairfield’s Town Green. The Fairfield Museum and History Center believes in the power of history to inspire the imagination, stimulate thought and transform society.

Located at 370 Beach Road in Fairfield, CT, the Museum will be open daily from 10am-4pm beginning in December. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors. Members of the Museum and children are free.

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