Feat. Peter Filene and Barbara Tyroler at FRANK Gallery in Chapel Hill

Barbara Tyroler,  From the Writing Life, Lee Smith

Barbara Tyroler, From the Writing Life, Lee Smith

Peter Filene,  John Lennon, Sligo, Ireland

Peter Filene, John Lennon, Sligo, Ireland

Feat. Peter Filene and Barbara Tyroler

Show will run from December 11th-February 2nd

Reading and Artist Talk: Saturday, January 19th 2:30-4pm

Barbara Tyroler,  Samia Serageldin, Masks

Barbara Tyroler, Samia Serageldin, Masks

The current exhibition at FRANK is featuring the work of member artists Peter Filene and Barbara Tyroler. Though both artists are photographers, each works with their medium to represent their subjects in a distinctive and painterly way. All new work by other member and guests artists is also being displayed in the gallery.

Barbara Tyroler is an artist, photographer, educator, and community worker. Her varied background translates to a beautifully diverse body of work, with her current collection exhibited entitled Mothers, Daughters, and the Writing Life. In collaboration with the anthology Mothers & Strangers (to be released by UNC Press April 2019), edited by Samia Serageldin and Lee Smith, the series of photographs takes a fresh perspective to examining the writers’ lives, and those of their daughters, through portraits, spaces, and archival material. The writers provide commentary to each image through excerpts from their relevant works, adding a complementary dimension to the art.

Peter Filene, Maud Gonne, Sligo, Ireland

Peter Filene, Maud Gonne, Sligo, Ireland

Working with both traditional and double-exposure photography Peter Filene uses a recent trip to Ireland as subject and inspiration behind his latest series of photographs. His work of double exposure photography is something that captures on film, not in the darkroom nor in Photoshop, a technique Peter describes as “a marriage between intention and chance.” A past educator himself, Peter was a professor of American History at UNC and uses his passion for history as background to his latest book, Striving Fathers, Troubled Sons.

Please join us on January 19th from 2:30-4pm Peter will be doing a dramatic reading from his book and both artists will be taking part in an artist walk around discussing both of their latest collections in the gallery. Light refreshments will be provided.

Our next exhibit will be featuring the work of ceramic artist Sasha Bakaric, painter Peg Bachenheimer, porcelain artist Susan Filley, and mixed media artist Sudie Rakusin.