Debbie Gomes ’84 Gallery Exhibit “Quotidian: Everyday Illusions”
Deb Gomes ’84 will show a collection of her photography in an exhibit titled “Quotidian: Everyday Illusions” at the Chicopee Public Library starting October 3. The exhibit will feature close up images of everyday objects to explore concepts of how illusion and detail can make commonplace objects remarkable.
“‘Quotidian: Everyday Illusions’ aims to show a different view of the world we see everyday. Something common can become amazing and take on an entirely new life,” expressed Deb.
“I see things a little bit differently, and the way light reflects against other things–not normally the way you might usually see them.”
Deb enjoys the variety of perspectives that a single photograph can invoke. “You can find your own meaning in an image to determine what it might represent.” The photographs themselves were inspired by plays of light, color and imagination found in everyday adventures.
“It’s all about the details,” acknowledged Deb, “I try to get things that have a different viewpoint.”
As Associate Director and Head of Library Technology at the Alumnae Library, Deb has also been named library photographer. According to Deb, the honor of being named library photographer came about quite unexpectedly: “I just fell into it I guess...I would just wander around and take pictures that appealed to me.”
As library photographer, Deb captures the many sides of the Alumnae Library and its students, resources, and architecture. In August, one of her photographs landed on the cover of Choice Magazine, putting the image of the Alumnae Library’s iconic architectural staircase on the desks of librarians across the country.