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Alex Ferrone Gallery presents “The Barns of the North Fork” by Mary Ann Spencer:
Book presentation coinciding with the Farms Across America Exhibition.

Location – on Zoom: Wednesday, February 16 at 6:00pm EST


With the fairly well protected Long Island Sound to the north and the Peconic Bay to the South, the North Fork was a logical region for some of the earliest English immigrants to settle, farm, and build barns.  The North Fork is still home to numerous working farms, most with historic or contemporary barns still in use.  From the seventeenth century timber-frame barns of the British farmers to the pole barns of the twentieth century, the variety is stunning.


Mary Ann Spencer spent many years making a comprehensive inventory and photographing more than six hundred barns on the North Fork.  In more than 150 color photographs, Ms. Spencer presents the most interesting barns, that reveal, among other things, their functional development, their often haphazard fenestration, their soft patina of age, and their fit in the landscape. Spencer’s complete survey forms a second part of her book, which provokes feelings of nostalgia and raises our fears for the future fate of these wonderful structures.


Join us for an hour on Zoom as Ms. Spencer presents her project of the numerous iconic structures in her book’s inventory.  Q&A to follow.


Registration is required for this FREE event on Zoom.  

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Signed Books will be available to order at $30 each.