Framemakers in Black Rock is keeping up the gallery tradition in that particular neck of the woods. Its exhibit, “Paintings by Andy Pinto,” brings into view the work of the Housatonic Community College assistant professor of art with an opening reception Sunday, Sept. 8. from 2-4 p.m.
From the program:
“They should tear that old building down, it’s just an eyesore, that attracts bums,” I am told.
There is beauty in the colors of rust. Aged brick is polychrome. The stained glass of a factory at last light reminds me of church and the passing of lives spent in toil. Plywood covered doors and windows flow in ever changing patterns.
The reclaiming of a brick building by nature, and repurposing by man happen slowly, leaving a visual history in vines and brick filled passage ways. I can remember when these places were the center of life in Bridgeport and in all of New England.
Framemakers is at 3004 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport. No website to link to, but you can contact them at 203-338-0332 or firstname.lastname@example.org.