Juxtaposed History

Photographer and Somerset-native Nikki Skelly displayed her photo exhibit titled “juxtaposed narratives and analytical passages” at the Preservation Society’s “Seven Old Stories of Seven Old Homes” research exhibit in the Greater Fall River Art Association’s gallery throughout February 2019.

Skelly’s exhibit is currently on display at the Preservation Society’s office and available for viewing upon request.


juxtaposed narratives and analytical passages

When a place has been around long enough, there is a tension between the original design and the way it looks now. Once new and purposeful, now old and unused. This observation may cause you to question the history and how this decay came to be.

I invite you to take an inquisitive journey through what is to what was. The juxtaposed montages act as a way to gain a contrasting effect in order to question the mystery of the broken subject.

I am not here to give you answers. I am only here to point out.

Celebrate the marks humans make on the world. Treasure the local, the small-scale, the eccentric, the ordinary. Respect what people have built for themselves, for others, for history. Find the beauty in some battered old porch or cluttered, human-scale storefront, while it still stands.

– Nikki Skelly


King Philip Mills

Please use a subjective perspective: one open to greater interpretation based on personal feeling, emotion, aesthetics, etc.

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