Ghosts, an exhibit of small wall assemblages
by Norman Tinker
October 1 – 30, 2010
Ghosts, an exhibit of small wall assemblages by Norman Tinker, will open on October 1 at Betts Gallery at The Belfast Framer. The reception will be 5 – 8 pm on that day, and the show will run until October 30.
Tinker says “I feel a connection with hard scrapple working people trying to eke out a living. I see ghosts in the places they’ve been in and abandoned, the things they’ve used and discarded. Perhaps ultimately we’re all reduced to a few scraps and maybe a photo or two, taking up space in some sacred landfill. Anything more depends on how we remember”.
These words sum up what this show encompasses. The photos, from rolls of film that Tinker took on travels north of the 45th parallel in 2009 in Maine (Aroostook County) coupled with scraps of metal from the floor of his shop make up the wall assemblages in the Betts Gallery exhibit. Over a short period of time, these pieces came together with few revisions and seemed complete to the artist.