Friday, September 07, 2007

Atrophy: Photographs by Jenn Frankavitz

Atrophy: Photographs by Jenn Frankavitz
Opening Reception with the Artist
Saturday, September 8
7 - 9 pm

at·ro·phy (ăt'rә-fē) n. pl. at·ro·phies

A wasting away, deterioration, or diminution, especially owing to lack of use.

is a series of photographs taken throughout New England of various abandoned buildings, including The Salem Jail, The Strathmore Paper Mill in Woronoco, MA, The Hubert Coal Breaker in PA, and a shoe and carpet factory in Wilkesbarre, PA. Frankavitz's intention of capturing the vacancy, sadness, and beauty of these structures is visible in the series. Although the buildings themselves are in various states of decay, remnants of the past are still present, creating a feeling of uncertainty.

Jenn Frankavitz grew up in southern New Hampshire, and focuses primarily on portraits and urban landscapes. She is currently attending Montserrat College of Art where she is studying to receive her B.F.A. in photography.

As part of our monthly art series, Jenn Frankavitz's photographs will be on display at Feed Your Head for the entire month of September. We invite you to join us, however, for the opening of Atrophy on Saturday, September 8 from 7–9 pm. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.