Department of Art assistant professor’s ‘Conflation’ at Manifest Gallery

October 29th, 2014 Comments Off on Department of Art assistant professor’s ‘Conflation’ at Manifest Gallery

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Dominic Lippillo and Mark Schoon, “Hallway” (from the series “Conflation”), 30×40” Inkjet Print, 2014


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This exhibition of Assistant Professor Dominic Lippillo (Mississippi State University) and Assistant Professor Mark Schoon’s (University of West Georgia), collaborative photographs from their series “Conflation,” was one of eleven selected from among 199 proposals submitted for consideration for Manifest’s new season. Lippillo and Schoon’s exhibit of photographs caped off the gallery-by-gallery suite of four exhibitions created for the FotoFocus Biennial.

“In “Conflation” interior images of the photographers’ homes are visually connected to create the illusion of a singular photograph and space. The literal connection of the images in the print creates a thin seam that appears and disappears. This newly forged space forms a photographically unique location where memories and past experiences merge to create new histories, narratives and non-places. Through the language of photography, the photographers attempt to subvert geographic location while using the camera to deconstruct and explore time, space, distance and visual perception.”

Manifest Gallery serves as a venue for the display and experience of insightful, thought-provoking art and design and functions as a hub for creative research and innovation at all levels of artistic endeavor. Manifest’s main selection process involves a complex two-part system. Most exhibits are juried by an anonymous 9-12 member panel of professional and academic advisors with a broad range of expertise.

The FotoFocus Biennial was launched in October 2012 and continued in October 2014. This year is the second edition of a month-long photography festival based in Cincinnati, Ohio, which includes five days of engaging and important photography lectures, panel discussions and performances.

To view more images from “Conflation,” please visit

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