Experimental photography exhibit opens at MSU

September 18th, 2015 Comments Off on Experimental photography exhibit opens at MSU

Via Lori Neuenfeldt, gallery director

“Looking Back to Go Forward: Recent Work by Pamela Venz,” an exhibition of photographer Pamela Venz’s recent work representing experimentation with photography processes and imaging from x-rays and MRI’s opened Sept. 17 in the Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery at MSU.

Venz is an associate professor of art at Birmingham Southern College. According to Venz, the recent work illustrates “looking back” towards the 19th century processes to explore personal concepts of family and place.

Venz’s recent pieces are called alternative processes because the techniques are non-traditional to the digital age of photography. During the 19th century, when photography was first introduced, photographers used cyanotype, Van Dyke and tintype, typical to how one envisions Civil War era images.

Oftentimes utilized by artists today because of the creative potential and the ability to connect to the past, alternative processes have a haunting presence and can be manipulated into powerful imagery.

A public reception during Venz’s visit to MSU was held in the Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery on Sept. 17 from 5 – 6 p.m.

Open through October 30, the exhibition is made possible by the Department of Art in the College of Architecture, Art and Design and a grant from the Mississippi Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts. All events are free and open to the public.

The Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery on the second floor of the MSU Welcome Center, next to Barnes and Noble Bookstore, is open Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

The Department of Art Galleries present museum shows, traveling exhibits, student shows, group and solo exhibitions by professional artists and special events.

For more information, concat Lori Neuenfeldt at 662-325-2970 or lneuenfeldt@caad.msstate.edu

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