Canal Street Art Gallery’s A MOMENT IN FRAME Photography show opens February 15th, on view to the public through April 6th. All are invited to attend the opening reception in Bellows Falls from 5 to 8pm on the 3rd Friday Gallery NIGHT, February 15th. Take part in celebrating with the artists by sharing their process and experiences with photography as a medium of expression. There will be live jazz music, laughter and refreshments. The Gallery is located at 23 Canal Street in the Historic Downtown Village of Bellows Falls, Vermont, and is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11:00am to 5:00pm.
A MOMENT IN FRAME Photography is Canal Street Art Gallery’s second medium-focused group show, exhibiting a diverse and dynamic range of photographic art from renowned, awarded, and multi-talented photographers of our region, including members of The Brattleboro Camera Club. A MOMENT IN FRAME recognizes the use of the camera, as a tool for human expression and self-examination, as integral to our modern culture. Through this collection of artwork by local artists from Vermont, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts the exhibition offers an opportunity for a deeper understanding and appreciation of the art form of photography. This exhibition will also include several photographs from students at Vermont Academy in Saxtons River. Canal Street Art Gallery is pleased to share with the public work by represented artists Spaulding Dunbar, Karl Jacobson, and Jeffrey Spring, and welcomes Kathy Carr, Marek Jagoda, Don Kalfus, Ea Maples and Linda Carlsen Sperry.
Canal Street Art Gallery is honored to exhibit self portraits of Ea Maples. Maples is a photographer who sees a composition with herself in it as another piece of the surroundings. She finds inspiration in everyday and historical objects, while exploring the decaying architectural interiors of New England. “Sometimes my art remains a place of self doubt and I fear it may abandon me. Or alternatively, it manifests itself in a clear vision that comes out with a tenacity that cannot be restrained. I am in awe of the creative process in the truest sense of the word; I am both terrified and curious of the magic behind creative expression and the hold it has over me.” - E.M. Maples, a current practicing psychotherapist, finds that the rolls she has played in her life influence her art. The artist’s process involves placing herself both in front of and behind the camera. This unfolds a narrative of struggle, self doubt, humor, and vision.
Karl Jacobson, one of three represented photographers at Canal Street Art Gallery, is based in Hubbardston Massachusetts, where he pursues careers as a mechanical engineer, and a professional portraiture photographer. Jacobson's work celebrates the human form with freedom, confidence, and sensuality. The artist’s work in black and white images of the female form, is done both in the studio and the landscape. Jacobson’s use of light and shadow abstracts the body, while the pose, composition, and context of his models create portraits of a sculptural form. His new work is n exploration of white space, utilizing limited amounts of color, to highlight the graphic qualities of the nude figure.
Represented artist, Jeffrey Spring is a photographer informed by his profession in set design. He worked with Universal Studios, numerous Broadway productions and wooden boat builders. His work is not simply mounted as a photograph, it is built. Spring uses materials such as fiberboard, wood, metal, plastic, paint, varnish and clear-coat fixative to create presentations unique to each photograph. These materials go further than simply presentation, he makes them an integral part of the tactile presence of his images. Spring’s experience with photography has spanned the breath of technological changes in the field, from film spools and fixative to his current use of digital tools, modern printing, and materials. His photographs find a visual continuity,
proportion, and balance, through his process of deconstructing a subject’s color and texture.
Canal Street Art Gallery was founded in 2017 by three artists, who saw a need for a centralized and active location for creating and sharing art in the Town of Rockingham, Vermont. The Gallery represents and exhibits contemporary artists in all styles and mediums, and offers an open space where all creative voices may be heard in an effort to promote southern Vermont artists.
For more information about A MOMENT IN FRAME Photography or Canal Street Art Gallery, go to canalstreetartgallery.com online, call Mike or Emmett by phone at 802-289-010, or send emails to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Canal Street Art Gallery
23 Canal Street, Town of Rockingham, Bellows Falls, Vermont