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Memorial Library

2407 Main Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033




Mon, Tue, & Thu 9 am - 9 pm
Wed 12 pm - 9 pm
Fri & Sat 9 am - 5 pm
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Art Gallery

Mallorie Ostrowitz: Illusion or Reality

Sunday, April 23—Friday, June 23, 2023

Reception: Wednesday, May 10 from 4 - 6 p.m.

In her years as a photography teacher, Mallorie Ostrowitz became particularly drawn to the work of Eugene Atget. Work in this show has been shot throughout Europe and South America as well as here in the states, on numerous trips and in each city or town, Ostrowitz found herself once again being drawn in by the same subject matter that Atget focused on. In particular, the shop windows drew her in as she traveled from Paris to many of the towns of Provence, southern France, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Eastern Europe.

What she started to see was a merging of what was real and what was reflection. An ambiguity resulted from this merger creating images that challenges the viewer, much in the same way that Atget created a drama between the objects in the windows and their surroundings. By chance, for only a passing moment in time, a story is created; the imagined scenario created by the mingling of people with the objects on display give the images a surreal, sometimes amusing, sometimes disturbing quality.

Ostrowitz’s main goal in capturing these images is to blend reality and fantasy which first creates the emotional response of disorientation, then challenges the viewer to sort out the content into what are the real objects and what is the reflection, and from that interpretation create their own narrative of the scene.

Click here to visit her website for more information.

Art installations and events generously sponsored by the Second Century Fund


Display Case



The Erley Display Case (right) is located on the second floor of the Library.

The display case is available for community groups or individuals for the display of visual arts, crafts, collections and other educational, cultural and information exhibits. PDFClick here for more information about using the library's display case.

Contact the Library Director for display inquiries

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