Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Torregrossa's presentation at the Bakery Salon

At last night's Bakery salon, we were treated to a stunning presentation of Kirk Torregrossa's photography from a documentary project that he did while in Vietnam. Torregrossa travelled to Vietnam in early 2009 for 11 weeks to accompany the sculptor Keisha Luce, who is producing a project entitled "Sum and Parts." Casting "documentary sculpture" from real life, Luce worked with Vietnamese people born with deformities due to exposure to the dioxin in Agent Orange used during the Vietnam War. In Vietnam Torregrossa met and photographed many people living with the continuing effects of Agent Orange.

The photographs that Torregrossa presented were alternately beautiful, intense, lively and shocking. The evening began with Jenny, Jessica, and Tonee looking closely at Kirk's black and white contact sheets, to pick their faves. the evening proceeded with Kirk giving a slide show on the digital projector, and explaining the project and his approach, and it ended with a discussion about the project and the photography. Kirk is now in the process of editing and printing the photographs, and will produce a photographic component for an exhibition with Keisha Luce, which will be shown at Dartmouth College, and may be exhibited in Portland at the Salt Center for Documentary Studies, of which he is an alum.

Thanks Kirk for showing us this strong body of work.

Those in attendance were Jenny Gold, Jessica Williams, Tanja Hollander, Tonee Harbert, and two of Kirk's friends Noah and Laura.

To see more about the project, visit or

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

SALON tonight- June 23rd, 7pm
Artist Talk
Kirk Torregrossa

Free @ The Bakery
90 Bridge Street #265
Westbrook, ME

Monday, June 22, 2009

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Port City Show
Opening tonight: June 20, 4-7pm
@ Portland Photo Works

142 High Street, #2nd Floor
State Building

Monday, June 15, 2009


-where: Two Point Gallery (a new space at 564 Congress Street)
-when: June 16-July 12

opening: June 19th, 5-9pm

(photo: Elizabeth Atterbury)

Sunday, June 14, 2009

The Sunday Best

(photo by: Briget Ganske)

The Sunday Best is featuring an amazing audio slideshow by Briget Ganske. This was one of the projects she made while studying at The Salt Institute.

Friday, June 12, 2009

RISE Gallery- Mixed Media Group Show
TOMORROW- Saturday, June 13th 5-8pm

(photo: Sophie Dougher)
Amanda Edwards, Andrea Parker, Andrew O'Connell-Shevenell, Bruce Shields, Emily Delamater, Heidi Powell, Judy O'donnell, Julie Kuceris-Gray, Kate Boughton, Kirk Torregrossa, Lawrence Manning, Matthew Robbins, Rebecca Goldenthal, Sophie Dougher, Tracy Ginn, and Valerie McCaffrey.

864 Broadway
South Portland, ME 04106

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Disparition @ Zero Station

An exhibition of contemporary artists influenced by collage.
Works by Aimee Belanger, Jacob Bluestone, Derek Jackson, John Skibo, and others.
Curated by A. D. Jacobson.

Zero Station
222 Anderson St.
Portland, ME

June 5th-July 11th (Wed-Sat)
Preview Thursday June 4th 5-7pm

La Disparition was published in 1969 by Georges Perec. The English translation is titled A Void. The novel follows a group of friends as they search for a missing companion. It was written entirely without the letter e.