BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Canal Street Art Gallery’s “A Moment in Frame” photography show opens Feb. 15 and is on view to the public through April 6. All are invited to attend the opening reception in Bellow Falls on the Third Friday Gallery Night, Friday, Feb. 15, from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be live jazz music, laughter, and refreshments. The gallery is located at 23 Canal St. in Bellows Falls, Vt. and is open Wednesday through Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“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 photographers of our region, including members of The Brattleboro Camera Club. Through this collection of artwork by artists from Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and New York, 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. Maples, a current practicing psychotherapist, finds that the roles 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 is based in Hubbardston, Mass., 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. 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 an exploration of white space utilizing limited amounts of color to highlight the graphic qualities of the nude figure.
Jeffrey Spring is a photographer informed by his profession in set design. 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.