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Photo: Mathias Oppersdorff

South County Stone Walls at Myopic Books

Opening: Sunday, October 19th 2008, 5 – 7 pm
Myopic Books, 343 A Main Street, Wakefield RI 02879
Exhibition dates: 10/19/08 - 12/7/08
Press release (.doc file), Image for the Press (.jpg file)
Images from the opening

Myopic Books Wakefield is proud to present an exhibit of photographs by South County native and resident Mathias Oppersdorff. Mr. Oppersdorff has been a professional photographer since 1965. His three books of photography, all published by Syracuse University Press, include, Adirondack Faces, People of the Road: The Irish Travelers (a chronicle of Mr. Oppersdorff’s 26 year involvement with the "gypsy" group in Ireland known as the Travelers), and Under the Spell of Arabia (images from the photographer’s 14 months of travel in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East in the early 1970's).

Mr. Oppersdorff’s exhibited photos includes South County’s stonewalls and their builders, originally funded through a Rhode Island 2000 Grant. Their focus is the beauty and tradition of South County’s stonewalls whose builders, many of whom were Native American, worked and continue to work as sculptors assessing the attributes of each stone to create these uniquely beautiful structures. Mr. Oppersdorff’s photographs capture the walls’ timeless nature, their connection to the landscape and through the use of natural light, their sculptural qualities.

Myopic Books will have signed copies of Mr. Oppersdorff’s books for the duration of the exhibition.

Mathias Oppersdorff was born in Boston, but has been a life-long South County resident. He holds a Masters Degree in Political Science from the American University in Washington, D.C. and Bachelor of Arts in History from the Fairfield University, Ct. He worked as a travel photographer for Gourmet magazine for 18 years. Oppersdorff’s current work includes a series of studio nudes in black and white shot with a pinhole camera.

For further information please contact
Kristin Sollenberger, Myopic Books, 343 A Main Street, Wakefield RI 02879, 401.284.4554
Viera Levitt, independent curator, www.vieralevitt.org, 401 714 9698
Previous exhibition in Myopic Books - Denny Moers.

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