“Cut, Punctured, Manipulated” by Andrew Thompson on view at SRO Photo Gallery January 19th-February 19th

Landmark Arts at the Texas Tech University School of Art presents Cut, Punctured, Manipulated by Andrew K. Thompson, the fifth exhibition in the2016 – 2017 SRO Photo Gallery Exhibition SeriesCut, Punctured, Manipulated will be on view January 19th -February 19th, 2017. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

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Andrew Thompson, Green Landscape (2016), chemically altered and sewn chromogenic print, 8 x 10 inches.

In Cut, Punctured, Manipulated, Thompson willingly embraces photographic flaws and imperfections. The artist challenges traditional photographic ideals by chemically altering prints using silver halides, a toxic chemical that allows color dyes to slide across the page, and also by sewing directly onto the prints.

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Andrew Thompson, Untitled (Piercing the Veil #11) (2013), chemically altered chromogenic print, 8 x 10 inches.

Cut, Punctured, Manipulated is an “acerbic contradiction” of notions of beauty and perfection.

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Andrew Thompson, Untitled (Red Palm Tree) (2016), sewn chromogenic print, 8 x 10 inches.

Andrew K. Thompson holds an MFA in Studio Art and Design from California State University in San Bernardino. He is a freelance photographer and art writer and is currently a lecturer of photography at California State University. Thompson exhibits nationally and internationally. He is represented by Alan Klotz Gallery in New York and Gallery 1 of 1 in Seattle.

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 3010 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.

Exhibitions and speaker programs at Landmark Arts and the Texas Tech University School of Art are made possible in part with a generous grant from the Helen Jones Foundation. Additional support comes from cultural activities fees administered through the Texas Tech College of Visual & Performing Arts.

“Both Sides” by Rick Rembisz on view at SRO Photo Gallery November 16th-December 18th

Landmark Arts at the Texas Tech University School of Art presents Both Sides by Rick Rembisz, the fourth exhibition in the 2016 – 2017 SRO Photo Gallery Exhibition Series. Both Sides will be on view November 16th – December 18th, 2016. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

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Rick Rembisz, Sanitatzoffiziere (2015), pigmented print, 20 x 24 inches.

For Both Sides, Rembisz interviews and photographs participants in the WWII Veterans Weekend in Waxahachie, TX. This event recreates a 1940s World War II atmosphere with living history participants and camps, culminating in a reenactment battle.

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Rick Rembisz, SS Storm Trooper (2015), pigmented print, 20 x 24 inches.

The artist uses small cameras and short focal lengths to capture participants of this event in a snapshot-like manner, thus emphasizing the difference between their everyday lives and their chosen characters. The artist highlights “an element of play” by tilting the portraits with the occupation of the subjects.

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Rick Rembisz, General (2015), pigmented print, 20 x 24 inches.

Rick Rembisz attended Baylor University (Waco, TX). Retired from a career in business, he focuses on street photography. His work has been selected for the 2014 and 2015 Photo Review competitions. Rembisz exhibits nationally.

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 3010 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.

Exhibitions and speaker programs at Landmark Arts and the Texas Tech University School of Art are made possible in part with a generous grant from the Helen Jones Foundation. Additional support comes from cultural activities fees administered through the Texas Tech College of Visual & Performing Arts.

 

“Monolith” by Christine Carr on view at SRO Photo Gallery October 19th-November 13th

Landmark Arts at the Texas Tech University School of Art presents Monolith by Christine Carr, the second exhibition in the 2016 – 2017 SRO Photo Gallery Exhibition Series. Monolith will be on view October 19th – November 13th, 2016. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Christine Carr, 221.11.35 (2011), pigmented inkjet print, 22 x 27 inches.

Christine Carr photographs landscapes through the lens of the psychological. In Monolith, Carr photographs monumental buildings such as seats of government, memorials, places of worship, or government headquarters.

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Christine Carr, 221.07.43 (2007), pigmented inkjet print, 22 x 27 inches.

Carr highlights the form and scale of these monumental buildings by use of composition and light in order to “imbue a sensibility rather than provide examples of individual use.” Monolith arouses an unsettling feeling about power, security, and perception.

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Christine Carr, 912.12.42 (2012), pigmented inkjet print, 22 x 27 inches.

Christine Carr holds an MFA in Photography from Temple University (Elkins Park, PA) and is currently an assistant professor of photography at Iowa State University in Ames. She exhibits extensively throughout the United States. Carr’s images are featured in several books including Exploring Color Photography: From Film to Pixels. Numerous articles including American Photo and NPR have reviewed her work.

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 3010 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.

Exhibitions and speaker programs at Landmark Arts and the Texas Tech University School of Art are made possible in part with a generous grant from the Helen Jones Foundation. Additional support comes from cultural activities fees administered through the Texas Tech College of Visual & Performing Arts.

“Wait Watchers” by Haley Morris-Cafiero on view at SRO Photo Gallery September 21st-October 16th

Landmark Arts at the Texas Tech University School of Art presents Wait Watchers by Haley Morris-Cafiero, the second exhibition in the 2016 – 2017 SRO Photo Gallery Exhibition Series. Wait Watchers will be on view September 21st – October 16th, 2016. The exhibition is free and open to the public. The exhibit was recently selected as one of the top five exhibitions of the week by Glasstire.

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Haley Morris-Cafiero, News Café (2015), archival inkjet print, 16 x 16 inches.

For Wait Watchers, Morris-Cafiero sets up a camera in a public area where she performs mundane tasks. She then photographs the scene including herself, passers-by, and their reactions. The resulting images capture the gazes of passers-by in a Cartier-Bresson-like “decisive moment.”

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Haley Morris-Cafiero, Cops (2011), archival inkjet print, 16 x 16 inches.

The artist describes her project as a social experiment on how we judge and look at one anther. With the camera the artist “reverses the gaze back onto the stranger and places the viewer in the position of a passive witness.”

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Haley Morris-Cafiero, Blondie (2014), archival inkjet print, 16 x 20 inches.

Haley Morris-Cafiero holds an MFA in Art from University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ) and is currently an Assistant Dean of Assessment and Accreditation at Memphis College of Art in Tennessee. Her images have been featured in numerous magazines and newspapers including Le Monde, New York Magazine, and Salon. Her work has been exhibited nationally and world wide. In 2015, Magenta Foundation published, The Watchers, a monograph of this photographic series.

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 3010 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.

Exhibitions and speaker programs at Landmark Arts and the Texas Tech University School of Art are made possible in part with a generous grant from the Helen Jones Foundation. Additional support comes from cultural activities fees administered through the Texas Tech College of Visual & Performing Arts.