For Immediate Release
Contact: Art Director Brandon Salls at 518-587-1935
PHOTOS BY PETER VINCENT UNDERPIN EXCITING NEW EXHIBIT AT SARATOGA AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM
Saratoga Springs, NY When the highly anticipated “Rolling Bones: The Exhibition of GOW” opens in the Saratoga Automobile Museum’s featured Golub Gallery on November 11, 2016, noted photographer Peter Vincent’s work will provide a look back at both the various hot rods built by the Greenfield Center based Rolling Bones hot rod shop over the years and their racing action. Vincent’s photographs will be on display both as part of the exhibit graphics and in a separate, stand along display in the main gallery.
Vincent’s beginnings in photography were in Fine Art and Popular culture but he soon developed a passion for automotive and other wheeled subcultures.
“The Rolling Bones cars take an artistic, and yet very authentic and real dimension,” says Vincent. “Their cars work, period. And I’ve driven across country with them more than once. They are moving art.”
Vincent expounds, “For the past 25 years, I’ve focused on unique American Hot Rods and the racing subculture. My work and visual interests have centered on Land Speed Racing, which not surprisingly was and is at the roots of Hot Rod subculture.” In the 1930’s Hot Rodders gathered on the dry lake-beds of southern California, with drivers and their race cars photographed and documented on black and white film. It was during this time period that Ansel Adams, Edward Weston and others formed the f/64 Group in California. This group of very dedicated Fine Art photographers discovered the expressive potential of straight, sharp, un-manipulated, black and white photography. These cultural and artistic forms of expression had a profound and lasting effect on Peter Vincent’s life.
“I have long loved both photography and hot rods and during the 1980’s and 90’s, I integrated these interests and refocused my vision. These images helped me define my cultural roots in my personal photographic work. This particular series of work highlights Bonneville, the southern California dry lakes, the Rolling Bones, and their historic relationship with the American landscape in black and white as well as color.”