Presented by Conveyor Arts
Dates: April 28 – May 20, 2012
Location: United Photo Industries HQ | 111 Front Street, Suite 204
Two years ago, after moving to upstate New York, he finally made it to Vermont. It was the first time he had felt a deep connection, a sense of real belonging, to a place. Since then, Frost has travelled back frequently, 8 x 10 view camera in tow, looking for his roots. Making photographs with a view camera is slow and gradual, much like farming or writing, the process seems to compliment the way of life in small-town Vermont.
For his first solo exhibition, Frost will present eleven large-scale black and white photographs from his travels to Vermont over the last two years. They focus on the collision of myth, place, and the notion of perceived reality. The photographs speak to the balancing act we undertake as we distinguish between what we imagine elements of our history to be and what they really are.
Through precisely considered shifts in tonality, light, and compo- sition, Frost transcends the banal moments of everyday life in this small town and turns them into subtle and poignant vignettes, reflecting a place he had built in his mind over decades. The photographs earnestly explore the beauty of rural life, while simultaneously questioning its viability.
Andrew Frost was born in Yokosuka, Japan, and is currently an MFA candidate at Syracuse University. His work has been ex- hibited at Project Basho in Philadelphia, Lightwork in Syracuse, at the Appalachian Colleges Association in Abingdon, Virginia, as well as featured in Actual Colors May Vary.
He was selected as the recipient of the Conveyor Photo Grant by a panel of jurors which included John Stanley, Director of the Camera Club of New York; photographer Mette Juul; and previous grant recipient Jeremy Haik. The Northeast Kingdom: Photographs by Andrew Frost will mark the second exhibition organized as part of the annual Photo Grant, which awards one photographer a solo show printed and curated by Conveyor Arts.
Conveyor Arts is an organization dedicated to supporting artists through production, exhibition and publication of new work in the medium of photography. For more information visit: conveyorarts.org