Like Driving on an Ancient Road will be on display at the Castleton University Bank Gallery in Downtown Rutland from June 19 through August 10. The exhibition showcases the work of Burlington-based photographer Andrew Frost.
Like Driving on an Ancient Road is a collection of work from several different series, spanning over the course of a decade. Themes of his work include the exploration of the concept of place, whether it be coming back to Vermont where his family has lived for more than 200 years or longing for a connection after feeling like he was from nowhere and everywhere. Frost’s photographs ask viewers to question how they reconcile the idea of a place with the reality of living there.
Living in Vermont, Frost knows that driving on an ancient road is treacherous: they are narrow, seldom a straight line, and might just be impassable. It takes care and caution; sometimes it goes quickly, and sometimes it goes very slowly. His work reflects this as he earnestly explores the balancing act between the world he imagined for so long, and the place that he finally has experienced.
The reception for Like Driving on an Ancient Road will be held on Friday, July 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Castleton University Bank Gallery, located at 104 Merchants Row in Downtown Rutland.