Armstrong and DiRado prepare joint photography exhibition

Cache River, Arkansas 2006

Above: Cache River, Arkansas 2006
Photograph by Frank Armstrong

Martha's Vineyard, Aquinnah Beach, June 23, 2012. Photograph by Stephen DiRado

Above: Martha’s Vineyard, Aquinnah Beach, June 23, 2012 Photograph by Stephen DiRado

Clark University studio art faculty Frank Armstrong and Stephen DiRado are collaborating on a joint exhibition of large-scale photography to be on display at Worcester State University’s Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery  from Nov. 6 to Dec. 11. An opening reception will be held Thursday, Nov. 6 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

The show, titled Regarding Landscape: DiRado and Armstrong, will pair a selection of photographs from Armstrong’s extensive trips along the back roads of America with a sampling of DiRado’s images revealing his longstanding fascination with a specific beach and shoreline of Martha’s Vineyard, and some of the people who regularly visit it. By featuring large-scale images, the artists hope to create a high-impact, less-mediated encounter with the viewer.

Armstrong has exhibited widely across the U.S., and his work is represented in a number of permanent collections including the University of Texas at Austin; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Worcester Art Museum; Amon Carter Museum of Western Art; and Museum of Modern Art.

DiRado has received numerous fellowships, grants and awards throughout his career. His work can be found in museum collections across the country, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, MA; and the Currier Museum in New Hampshire.