Fred Scruton (PA) travels extensively throughout the U.S. to photograph artists and their art environments, bringing attention to these often under-documented sites. He frequently befriends the artists he photographs, making return visits to artists who live near his Pennsylvania home and yearly road trips to record the evolution of more distant sites.
Among the artists he has photographed extensively are Prophet Isaiah Robertson’s house in Niagara Falls, NY; Billy Tripp’s Mindfield Cemetery in Brownsville, TN; and Joe Minter’s African Village in America in Birmingham, AL.
AMERICAN SITES presents sixty-five of Scruton’s photographs, revealing the breadth and depth of art environments throughout the U.S. and demonstrating that this way of art making still flourishes in communities across the country.
Fred Scruton is a photographer living and working near Erie, PA. After receiving his MFA in photography from Pratt Institute in 1982, he worked for twenty years as a freelance photographer of art and architecture in New York City. He is currently a professor of art at Edinboro University in Pennsylvania. For the past eleven years, Scruton has been traveling around the country photographing art environments. Numerous venues and publications have featured his photographs, including Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art and Raw Vision.
You’re invited to Opening Night in our yearlong series dedicated to artist-built environments!
Seven multidisciplinary exhibitions exploring art environments
Musical performance by Jim White and Paul Fonfara
Followed by DJ and dancing
Members are Free (remember to bring your card for fast check-in)
$15 in advance/$25 at door
Feb. 25, 2017Get Tickets
This exhibition is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Funding was also provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Kohler Trust for the Arts and Education, and the Wisconsin Department of Tourism. The Arts Center thanks its many members for their support of exhibitions and programs through the year.