Current DisplayLedyard Gallery:
Slicing Stone by Max Fehr
Max Fehr Photo/Poems 1977-2017
Saturday, August 5 through Wednesday,October 4
Artist Max Fehr writes:
As a child I was fascinated by Life magazines from the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s bundled in my grandparent’s attic. Rain days were spent looking at pictures, rejecting published captions and substituting my own. Initially, I provided alternate descriptions of the images. Over time, I created longer intricate narratives for individual photographs.
It seemed a simple progression to use my own camera, take photographs and write about them. My initial commentaries were an attempt to mimic reportorial prose. In time I found poetry came closer to my intention.
The photo/poems in this exhibit are representative of close to 200 individual works produced over the last 40 years. They have never been sold. Many have been given to friends, colleagues and family. I am susceptible to faint praise or interest and give away 30 to 40 photo/poems in a year. I began exhibiting in 2015. I only exhibit in public libraries.
The prints are of archival quality utilizing an Epson R1900 printer, Epson inks and Hahnemuhle 310 GSM paper. I do my own printing, matting and framing in a workspace littered with rejects.
Additional work is at maxfehrpoetry.com
Display Cases in September:
Cafe Area & Teen Area Cases: Come take a peek in our display cases this month and you’ll find a variety of handcrafted literary-based dolls. Favorite characters from Peter Rabbit, The Little House series, Peter Pan, and more are represented. Our thanks go to Mary Rohr for donating these dolls as a fundraiser for The Howe Library Corporation. We appreciate her generous spirit and her late mother, Viola’s, creative inspiration in making the dolls..
Ledyard Gallery in October & November: Paintings by Penelope Koburger.