Please join us for a First Friday reception, meet and greet the artist on Friday, July 3 from 5-8pm. The show, titled "Shape, Shade and Texture," will feature black and white photographs by Rex Holsapple.
Like many photographers, Rex worked for his high school newspaper and yearbook. In college, he developed an interest in outdoor activities, and this changed his photographic interest from journalism to landscapes. "Photography continued to be a hobby for more decades than I care to reveal," says Rex. "About six years ago, I became dissatisfied with the technical and aesthetic quality of my photography. Soon I realized that I would never be more than mediocre if I only worked at it one afternoon a week. So I quit my job, and now I work full time on my art. In fact, I spend more time now making photographs than I did on my so-called 'real job.' But I do believe I now interpret and print my old negatives better than before. I also believe I am better at recognizing and revealing beauty in the images that form our visual perception of the world."
Rex has been a student, a manager of foreign exchange risk, a chief investment officer, and a consultant. He has lived in Texas, New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Nebraska and England. "Now an artist living in Mount Vernon, Maine, I make film-based, black and white photographs using a large format camera made of wood. I develop the negatives and make prints in a darkroom in my basement – the traditional place for a traditional darkroom. I hope you like the way I see the world."
Gallery goers will also enjoy live jazz keyboard by Mike Maurice at the opening reception. 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, August 1. For more information, call the gallery at 743-8041.
Ongoing gallery displays -
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, and other gift items. Open Monday - Friday 9am to 6pm, Saturday noon to 6pm. Always open by appointment. Bruce and Adrienne Little, owners.