"Matthew Thorsen Photography"

December 4, 2015 through February 27, 2016

Opening Reception: Friday, December 4, 5:30 to 8 pm
Artist Talk/Slide Show: Saturday, January 16 at 1:30 pm
AD + ASL available for 1/16. To request, call 802-652-4505 by 12/30.

Please note exhibition contains mature content.

Photo by Matthew Thorsen

Matthew Thorsen is a uniquely talented, award-winning photographer. Thorsen began his journey in photography at an early age as he founded and presided over his high school photo club. After leaving UVM as a photography student and concurrently winning Kodak's largest photo contest, he and his camera packed up and traversed Asia, "photographing endlessly," where Thorsen says he began to understand how to work with light. From there, he has amassed a library of images that run the gamut from the majestic to the macabre.

This exhibition includes a broad selection of Thorsen's interests including personal family photos, some of Vermont's most newsworthy individuals, and selections from his acclaimed Sound Proof multimedia exhibit of rock performance and ar#mce_temp_url#tist photos. To date, over 6,000 of his photographs have been published in various media. Thorsen's work has also been featured in over 50 gallery exhibits including the National Geographic Hall of Discoveries in Washington, D.C., Epcot Center at Disneyworld, Times Square in New York, and Vermont's capitol building in Montpelier, and the Governor's Gallery (Vermont), to name a few.

Some of photographs in this exhibit were previously shown as part of Big Heavy World's Sound Proof exhibit. Listen to audio clips associated wtih individual photographs for additional context.

Contact Flynn Marketing at 802-652-4500 or marketing@flynncenter.org for more information.

The 2015-2016 Exhibition Season is generously supported by Amy E. Tarrant. This exhibit is also supported in part by the Vermont Arts Council and the Vermont Community Foundation.


Sensory Friendly

The Flynn Center has created a "social story" specifically for this gallery exhibition. A social story provides visual and written scenarios and suggestions of what someone might encounter in a specific situation, and helps to work through possible responses and solutions if that scenario causes anxiety, or is new and unfamiliar. Social stories are often used with individuals on the autism spectrum to prepare them for a new or potentially challenging experience. We hope this social story is helpful in preparing for a trip to the Amy E. Tarrant Gallery at the Flynn Center!

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