Please join us for a First Friday reception, meet and greet the artist on Friday, September 5 from 5-8pm. The show, titled "Under One Roof," will feature photographs by Margaret Lindsey and Drew Sanborn.
Margaret says, “I am a reader, a close reader of texts. Almost thirty years ago I received a Ph.D. in English medieval literature. I am still learning to be an artist. With my literary mind I love reading “the old books” and discovering new voices.”
“With my visual mind I love taking the components of a familiar landscape, or a building, or a piece of furniture, ‘old fields,’ and creating from those an image that is intriguing or striking, but not necessarily the original or literal image. By shifting the camera lens slightly to the right, or tightening the focus, or isolating one or two elements, new lines, new juxtapositions, ‘new corn’ appears.”
She has also sketched and worked in pen and ink and watercolor for decades. “I thank Drew for teaching me to use a camera to make new drawings.” She is the former Dean of the First-Year Program at Trinity College, and currently lives in Bridgton, joining over two hundred years of her family’s residence in the state of Maine.
Drew’s mother’s parents were professional photographers in Bridgton, and he remembers his grandmother lifting him onto the counter in her darkroom to “help” develop film. So it started early. “I still photograph all the time,” says Drew. “These days, the camera roll on my iPhone typically has 2,500 or so images on it, and I frequently get ‘memory full’ messages.” Here’s a quote from the composer John Cage that explains how I work. He said, “Everything we come across is to the point.”
“The best days are when Margaret and I are out with our cameras and come across a tumbled-down stone wall, a muddy black and yellow tractor, a storm-shaken scarecrow, cracked ice on a lake. And then looking at the work when we get home, comparing notes, talking about who did the tractor better, who caught the light just right on the scarecrow’s face. It’s all to the point, and photographing makes it even more so.”
Drew Sanborn is the former Director of Publications at Trinity College in Hartford, CT. He currently lives in Bridgton, where his family has been, also for more than two centuries.
Guitarist and singer/percussionist Maya Best will provide live music for the evening. The show is free and open to the public, and the exhibit and sale will continue at Frost Farm Gallery, located in the historic David W. Frost farm, 272 Pikes Hill in Norway through Saturday, September 27. For more information, call the gallery at 743-8041.
Drew Sanborn and Margaret Lindsey
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We're home to a diverse collection of matted and framed original vintage and antique prints in an intimate gallery space, nestled in an historic 1797 farmstead. Specializing in photogravure, letterpress, contemporary and stone litho. We also offer rotating fine arts with new exhibits planned for each First Friday gallery opening. Expert custom framing, giclee printing and digital restoration services on site.
You’ll also discover select vintage jewelry, Christmas decor year-round, Maine-made camp furniture, and other gift items. Open Monday ~ Friday - 9am to 6pm, Saturday - Noon to 6pm. Always open by appointment. Bruce and Adrienne Little, owners.