Photography show at Jonathan Frost
Rockland — The Jonathan Frost Gallery, 21 Winter St., will present an exhibit of work by nine distinguished New England photographers in a show titled “Here & There.” It will open with a gala First Friday reception Oct. 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. featuring live music by Steve Lindsay & Friends. The exhibit will run through Nov. 28.
“Here & There” explores what David Brooks of the New York Times has called “the power of the particular.” The nine locations these artists document range from right under our noses here in Knox County to Iceland, Lebanon, Israel and a collection of places in between. What they have in common is a fierce sense of what it means to be in each particular place.
The photographers of “Here & There” are Richard Barnett, Tillman Crane, Kathie Florsheim, Catherine Leuthold, Jim Nickelson, Rania Matar, Jeanette Phillipps, Olive Pierce and Craig Stevens.
Barnett has photographed the abandoned farms and empty spaces of North Dakota in a series he titles Yesterlives. Crane has documented images close to home here in the Midcoast that, while the subjects seem familiar, assume an iconic beauty. Florsheim photographs jovial scenes of Rhode Island beaches in the height of summer. Leuthold, a photojournalist, exhibits striking images from her Israel essay, “Invisible Lines of War/Families under Siege.” Matar shows photographs done in her native Lebanon and featured in her book “Ordinary Lives.” Nickelson presents stunning nocturnal images of the moon, taken from sites throughout the state of Maine. Phillipps, an architect and captain of her classic schooner Voyager, has circumnavigated the globe, her camera a constant first mate. Pierce exhibits photographs from her classic 10-year project “Up River: The Story of a Maine Fishing Community.” And Stevens has photographed otherworldly and heart stopping images of Iceland.
The show, organized by Johanna Lindsay and Nan Mulford, can be seen online at jonathanfrostgallery.com. A catalog is available. Gallery hours are Mondays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, contact the gallery at 596-0800 or email@example.com.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or firstname.lastname@example.org.