‘Sound Proof’ Band Portrait Excerpts at Flynn Center Exhibit: Matthew Thorsen to Show Photos and Art at Amy E. Tarrant Gallery Dec. 4-Feb. 27

Press Release by Big Heavy World and The Flynn Center. Photos by Matthew Thorsen.

A selection of photographs by Matthew Thorsen featuring black & white band portraits taken of Vermont artists during the 1990s will be exhibited with a larger selection of his work at the Amy E. Tarrant Gallery of the Flynn Center.

Photos from the touring ‘Sound Proof’ exhibit of band portraits will be included in the larger “Matthew Thorsen Photography” exhibit that runs from December 4, 2015 through February 27, 2016. A public reception is scheduled for Friday, December 4, 5:30pm-8pm. The Amy E. Tarrant Gallery is located within the Flynn Center at 153 Main Street, Burlington, VT. Thorsen will give an artist talk/slide show on Saturday, January 16 at 1:30 pm.

The Sound Proof exhibit was curated by Big Heavy World, a volunteer-staffed independent, nonprofit music office serving Vermont. More information about Sound Proof can be found at http://www.bigheavyworld.com/soundproof/


From the Flynn Center web site:

Matthew Thorsen is a uniquely talented, award-winning photographer. Thorsen began his journey in photography at an early age as he founded and presided over his high school photo club. After leaving UVM as a photography student and concurrently winning Kodak's largest photo contest, he and his camera packed up and traversed Asia, "photographing endlessly," where Thorsen says he began to understand how to work with light. From there, he has amassed a library of images that run the gamut from the majestic to the macabre.

This exhibition includes a broad selection of Thorsen's interests including personal family photos, some of Vermont's most newsworthy individuals, and selections from his acclaimed Sound Proof multimedia exhibit of rock performance and artist photos. To date, over 6,000 of his photographs have been published in various media. Thorsen's work has also been featured in over 50 gallery exhibits including the National Geographic Hall of Discoveries in Washington, D.C., Epcot Center at Disneyworld, Times Square in New York, and Vermont's capitol building in Montpelier, and the Governor's Gallery (Vermont), to name a few.

Contact Flynn Marketing at 802-652-4500, marketing@flynncenter.org or visit http://www.flynncenter.org/performances-events/amy-e-tarrant-gallery/archives/amy-e.-tarrant-gallery-matthew-thorsen-photography.html for more information.

The 2015-2016 Exhibition Season is generously supported by Amy E. Tarrant. This exhibit is also supported in part by the Vermont Arts Council and the Vermont Community Foundation.

Kate Tamarkin