Janet Pritchard: Collecting Yellowstone, August 19th – September 13th, 2015

Landmark Arts at the Texas Tech University School of Art presents Collecting Yellowstone, vol. 2 in the series titled More Than Scenery: Yellowstone, An American Love Story, by Janet Pritchard, as the first exhibition in the 2015 – 2016 SRO Photo Gallery Exhibition Series. Collecting Yellowstone will be on view August 19th – September 13th, 2015. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Rustic Falls + Haynes Vintage Picture Postcard (2010), archival pigment print, 20 x 24 inches.

Rustic Falls + Hayne Vintage Picture Postcard (2010), archival pigment print, 20 x 24 inches.

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Mustelidae Family in Storage, YNP Museum (2011), archival pigment print, 20 x 24 inches.

The documentary photo series Collecting Yellowstone, More than Scenery by Janet Pritchard focuses a lens on the points at which people, cultural history, and the iconic American landscape of Yellowstone National Park meet. Rather than focus on the striking natural landscape that Yellowstone National Park preserves, this series highlights the park’s libraries, galleries, storage rooms, and print and digital archives. These man-made features of Yellowstone National Park preserve a cultural history just as they continue to mediate the public’s experience and understanding of its classic landscape.

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Stereo Set with Map: Yellowstone National Park, Underwood + Underwoord, 1904, Newberry Library (2014), archival pigment print, 20 x 24 inches.

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12th Annual Hayden Expedition Report, vol. 1, AAS Reading Room (2014), archival pigment print, 20 x 24 inches.

Janet Pritchard holds an MFA in studio art from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM. She is currently an associate professor of Art and Art History at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT. Pritchard is the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, including the 2014 National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship. She has taken several trips over the years to experience and photograph Yellowstone National Park.

The Landmark Arts SRO Photo Gallery is located in the Sub-basement of the Texas Tech School of Art Building. The Art Building is located at 3072 18th Street (near the corner of 18th Street and Flint Ave). Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. On weekdays, paid parking is available on the fourth floor of the Flint Avenue parking facility. Parking is free on weekends. Admission to the School of Art Galleries is free. Email srophotogallery.art@ttu.edu or visit www.srophotogallery.org for more information.

Texas Tech University School of Art Announces Landmark Arts 2015/2016 SRO Photo Gallery Exhibition Series

Landmark Arts in the Texas Tech University School of Art is pleased to announce that the following artists have been selected to present solo exhibitions of their photographic work in the SRO Photo Gallery.

The Texas Tech School of Art – Landmark Arts holds an annual national call for submissions for solo exhibitions of photographic works to be displayed in the Texas Tech School of Art SRO Photo Gallery. Faculty and graduate students of the TTU School of Art Photography Program review all submissions and choose artists to present solo exhibitions of the work. The artworks presented in the SRO Photo Gallery explore various photographic techniques and subjects.

Email: srophotogallery.art@ttu.edu for more information. SRO Photo Gallery hours during the fall and spring semesters are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. (The SRO Photo Gallery is closed during the summer.) The Texas Tech School of Art building is located at 3010 18th Street (near the corner of 18th Street and Flint Avenue). On Mondays through Fridays, paid parking is available on the fourth floor of the Flint Avenue parking facility. Parking is free on weekends. Admission is free.

The exhibitions, speakers and related programs at Landmark Arts and the Texas Tech University School of Art are made possible,in part, by a generous grant from the Helen Jones Foundation. Additional support comes from Cultural Activities Fees administered through the College of Visual & Performing Arts.

SELECTED ARTISTS:

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Janet Pritchard, Mansfield, CT
August 17 – September 13, 2015
Collecting Yellowstone, vol. 2 in the Yellowstone Dreams: An American Love Story Trilogy.
Janet Pritchard is an Associate Professor of Art and Art History at the University of Connecticut in Mansfield, CT.

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Rachel Rushing, Dallas, TX
September 14 – October 11, 2015
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Rachel Rushing is an instructor at Mountain View College in Dallas, TX and at the University of North Texas. She produces the Art Funk podcast.

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Corey Escoto, Pittsburgh, PA
October 12 – November 8, 2015
Impossible Photographs
Corey Escoto is the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards; he is on the visual arts faculty at Chatham University, Pittsburgh.

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Tom Kiefer, Ajo, AZ
November 10 – December 6, 2015
El Sueno Americano Project
Tom Kiefer has been a fulltime photographic artist since 1998 when he left Los Angeles and a career as a graphic designer and moved to Ajo.

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Jason DeMarte, Ann Arbor, MI
January 19 – February 14, 2016
Confections
Jason DeMarte is an Associate Professor of Photography at Eastern Michigan University.

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Leslie Hall Brown, Springfield, MO
February 15 – March 27, 2016
Cirque du Psyche
Leslie Hall Brown is a psychotherapist (lower case) and fine art photographer whose photo work has been exhibited and published extensively since the late 1980s.

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David Pace, Los Altos, CA
March 28 – April 24, 2016
Sur la Route
David Pace has been teaching photography in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than 20 years.

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Dan Lobdell, Lancaster, PA
April 25 – May 22, 2016
City Landscapes and Typologies
Dan Lobdell is currently a Lecturer in Art at York College of Pennsylvania

 

Jaime Johnson April 13 – May 10, 2015

Jamie Johnson’s photographic series Untamed chronicles the intimate relationship of a “wild woman” and her surrounding natural environment.

Chair, tea-toned Cyanotype, 20 X 30 inches.

Chair, tea-toned Cyanotype, 20 X 30 inches.

The woman wears the bones, branches, butterflies, and flora of her world and treads with the animals, both dead and living.

Bone Dress, tea-toned Cyanotype, 20 X 30 inches.

Bone Dress, tea-toned Cyanotype, 20 X 30 inches.

The monochrome of Johnson’s photographs shifts focus from potentially colorful landscapes and figures to patterns, textures, and the relationships of forms within the images.

Animal Tracking, tea-toned Cyanotype, 20 X 30 inches.

Animal Tracking, tea-toned Cyanotype, 20 X 30 inches.

Printed on fragile Japanese Kitakata paper, the photographs also maintain a translucent, ethereal quality.

Water Snake, tea-toned Cyanotype, 20 X 30 inches.

Water Snake, tea-toned Cyanotype, 20 X 30 inches.

Simultaneously, Untamed reflects upon the forms, the impermanence, and the interconnectedness of nature’s life.

Rest, tea-toned Cyanotype, 20 X 30 inches.

Rest, tea-toned Cyanotype, 20 X 30 inches.

Jamie Johnson is an MFA student in photography at Louisiana Tech University, where she is also an Instructor of Record in photography. She exhibits nationally.