The Feick Arts Center is pleased to announce our first exhibit of the season. “Stephen Petegorsky – Photography” opens on Friday, September 14, 2018 at Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vermont with a reception from 5:00-7:00 p.m. including refreshments, music, and a chance to meet the artist. The exhibit features a series of images based on cleared and stained animal specimens that Petegorsky remakes into haunting photographs that highlight the poetic and lyrical qualities of morphology.
Cleared and stained specimens are used by scientists to study morphology, small mammals, reptiles, fish, and amphibians. The specimens are soaked in a solution that renders tissue transparent. Stains are used to make bones and cartilage a darker color. This allows their interior structure to be visible, giving us a window into a world that is beautiful, elegant, and complex. It serves as a point of departure for Petegorsky’s imagination.
Born in New York City, Petegorsky has lived in western Massachusetts for over 40 years. He graduated from Amherst College in 1975 as a Fine Arts major, and later received an M.F.A. in Photography from Rhode Island School of Design.
His creative work has been exhibited internationally, and is in collections throughout this country as well as in Europe. He has taught at Amherst College, Smith College, Hampshire College, and the University of Connecticut, and currently works as a freelance photographer specializing in photography of artworks.
His exhibit at the Feick Arts Center runs from Friday, September 14th until Friday, October 12th. The exhibit is free and open to the public. The opening reception runs from 5-7 p.m. on September 14th. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday by chance or appointment. The Feick Arts Center is located at Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vermont. For more information call 802-287-8398 or visit us online at www.Facebook.com/TheFeick.