Stephen Petegorsky: The Meadows
Eli Marsh Gallery, 105 Fayerweather
Amherst College, Amherst Massachusetts
October 31 - November 22, 2013
Image: Trees and Vines, # 184, The Meadows; Archival inkjet print, 24” x 33”
Lecture Thursday, November 7, 4:30 p.m., Pruyne Lecture Hall, 115 Fayerweather
Reception follows at the Gallery
Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday 10-a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sunday 12 noon - 4 p.m.
Artist and freelance photographer Stephen Petegorsky was born in New York City, and has lived in the Northampton, Massachusetts area for almost 40 years. His work has been exhibited internationally, and is in collections throughout this country as well as in Europe.
An Amherst College graduate, he later received an M.F.A. in Photography from Rhode Island School of Design. He has taught at Amherst College, Smith College, Hampshire College, and the University of Connecticut.
For many years he has started his days walking his dog in a part of Northampton called the Meadows. This area is bordered by the Connecticut River, and is in the shadow of the small mountains known as the Holyoke Range. Mostly agricultural, the Meadows also hosts a number of homes, farms, a small airport, a wildlife refuge, and a fairground. The landscape of the Meadows changes with the seasons and with the light; its rhythms of life, growth, harvest, death and decay are a reminder of our own mortality.
Gallery Hour 10 - 4 Monday-Friday; Sunday noon - 4 p.m.; closed Saturdays.