October 08, 2007

Megan Maloy, "Harford Fair"

GO NORTH is pleased to present “Harford Fair,” an exhibition of photographs by Megan Maloy. This is Maloy’s first solo show with the gallery, and runs from October 13 to November 4, 2007. A reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, October 13, from 6 to 9 pm.

Maloy’s large color photographs offer a range of unforgettable portraits taken at the Harford Fair in Susquehanna County, rural Northeast Pennsylvania. Maloy shows us the faces of people who’ve worked hard all year to participate in the event: 4-H kids who dress up livestock for the animal costume contest, or sell them off to slaughter at one of the fair's many auctions; teenage girls competing to become the Harford Fair Queen; and farmers displaying gargantuan produce in hopes of winning a prize. People come from all around to experience the fair. Highlights include the tractor pull, the horse pull, the rodeo, the wood chopping contest, monster trucks, lawnmower races, flying trapeze artists, circus bears, country music, and—best of all—the demolition derby. On a deeper level, the photographs provide a character study of the subjects and their lifestyle, as well as an opportunity to travel back in time to a community and geography that have changed relatively little over time.

Maloy has been working and exhibiting as a photographer since graduating from the School of Visual Arts with a BFA in 1997. She was born in New Jersey in 1973 and currently lives in Jersey City. Maloy freelances as a lifestyle and portrait photographer and shoots for magazines, advertising agencies, and stock photography. She is currently represented by Bransch for assignment work, and Getty Images for her stock photography. Maloy’s fine art photography has been exhibited in several galleries and museums in NYC and the surrounding area, including the Jersey City Museum, the Noyes Museum, the Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, the Perkins Center for the Arts, and AIR gallery in NYC.

Gallery hours: Saturday - Sunday 12 - 6 PM; Friday by appointment.

GO NORTH: A Space for Contemporary Art
469 Main St., Beacon, NY 12508