Frank Poor, From the Road
The Art Center Gallery at Anna Maria College presents Frank Poor, From the Road, October 25 – December 22, 2017. Originally from Woodstock, Georgia, Frank Poor settled in industrial Cranston, Rhode Island after graduating from RISD. Poor fabricates architectural structures, photographs, and prints related to Southern vernacular architecture. Krakow Witkin Gallery of Boston represents Poor. He exhibits nationally and has received numerous honors, grants, and awards. Poor blends and juxtaposes elements of sculpture and photography, where photos are sometimes printed on glass or panel, and other times mounted directly to the wall. The sculptural elements represent buildings he photographs in the South. Witnessing the light, shadow, and reflection of the sculptures is to the viewer as the photographs are to Poor’s experience while photographing. The Anna Maria College exhibit of Frank Poor, From the Road considers the artist’s investigation of experience, and proposes to explore the discontinuity between memory and reality, subjects which drive the work.
An accompanying catalog further explores the artist’s work and will be available for sale at the Opening. The public, students, staff, and classes are invited to attend the Opening Reception on Wednesday, October 25 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm, featuring a discussion between Poor and Gallery Director Darrell Matsumoto.