Kalee Appleton September 15 – October 12, 2014

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Forrest (Yw.Zv.Ur.Zv.Us), 2014, archival inkjet print, 16” x 26”

For her photographic series Bit Rot, Kalee Appleton “synthetically corrupted” landscape photographs through a manipulation of each image’s digital code. The final resulting images appear fragmented and distorted by bright colorations, with shapes formed and reformed that ultimately obscure the landscapes the original images documented.

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Swamp ( zt.wg.tl.vn), 2012, archival inkjet print, 16” x 24”

For Appleton Bit Rot is representative of the “effect and consequences the recent digital age has on our lives,” and her works challenge the viewer to consider the manifold ways in which digital technology has functioned to alter visual perception, the experience of space, and the experience of the natural world.

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Water Drop (r..$%,!!), 2014, archival inkjet print, 16” x 24”

Kalee Appleton is earning her MFA in Photography from Texas Women’s University in Denton, TX. She received her BFA in Photography from Texas Tech University. She is a featured artist and contributing writer for the online photography journal Light Leaked, and has given lectures on photography at Texas Women’s University, as well as McMurray University in Abilene, TX. She exhibits nationally.

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Desert Range (}.o}s}.gt) , 2012, archival inkjet print, 16” x 24”

Mike Rebholz August 18-September 14

Mike Rebholz
10 Weeks, Ice Fishing in Wisconsin
August 18th – September 14th, 2014
Redzepagic Shack #1, Lake Monona WI, 2011

Redzepagic Shack #1, Lake Monona WI, 2011, Inkjet on Paper, 22” x 22”

Mike Rebholz’s series, 10 Weeks, Ice Fishing in Wisconsin, emerged initially from the artist’s “contemplation of the architectural form of the ice shanty.” While simplistic in form and structure, each shanty appears equipped with a localized functionality and a unique personality.
Jimenez Shack #2, Lake Monona WI, Winter 2010

Jimenez Shack #2, Lake Monona WI, Winter 2010, Inkjet on Paper, 22” x 22”

Rebholz has been following and photographing ice fishing for years, and in many photographs in this series he also artfully captures the stunning landscape to which he is subject – the massivity of the ice as it surrounds each shanty, the saturating sunlight that casts long, dark shadows, and the snowy clouds that blur the horizon.
Blue Whale Shack, Lake Monona WI, 2011

Blue Whale Shack, Lake Monona WI, 2011, Inkjet on Paper, 22” x 22”

In others from this series, Rebholz invites the viewer to experience the intimacy of the shanty’s interior and the warmth of the community that populates this remote, temporary village.
Canadian Club Shack, Lake Medota WI, 2012

Canadian Club Shack, Lake Medota WI, 2012, Inkjet on Paper, 22” x 22”

Mike Rebholz studied photography at Milkwaukee Area Technical College and The Milwaukee Center for Photography. He served as Instructor at The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design for over ten years, and is now a professional freelance photographer. He exhibits nationally and internationally.  

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 2015-2016

The SRO Photo Gallery hosts an annual national competition for six to eight photographic art solo exhibitions. Portfolios are reviewed by a committee consisting of the Photography area of the School of Art and the Director of Landmark Arts. We look for portfolios that utilize photography in all styles, techniques, and aesthetic approaches. Consistency in the work as well as creative vision is important in the selection process.

We are only able to display artwork without framing (either matted or mounted on thin backing). The maximum dimensions an individual print can be for display are 30 x 72 x 1 inches. We are unable to display video works.

A brochure listing the selected artists along with a reproduction of their work and exhibition dates is published annually and distributed locally and nationally. To view this year’s selected artists, visit landmarkarts.org. Entries must be submitted to SlideRoom at ttuart.slideroom.com by March 27, 2015. While there is no submission fee to apply to SRO Photo Gallery for consideration, there is a $10 SlideRoom submission fee. Selected artists will be announced in late April 2015.

All entries are accepted through SlideRoom at ttuart.slideroom.com Include the following items.

  • 20 Images
  •  1500 pixels in the longer dimension at 72 dpi
  • Image files (uploaded as .jpg)
  • Artwork Checklist: Title, year, media, dimensions (uploaded as .pdf)                                                         (ex. Title, 2013, gelatin silver print, 20 x 20 inches)
  • Artist’s Statement (uploaded as .pdf)
  • CV (uploaded as .pdf)

All materials will be digitally archived through the 2015 – 2016 academic year if selected for exhibition or discarded if not selected. Submit all materials to ttuart.slideroom.com on or before 11:59 PM (Central Time) March 27, 2015.

Kristen Swartz

Exhibitions Coordinator, SRO Photo Gallery

srophotogallery.art@ttu.edu

 

Deborah Bay

.357 Hollow Point (2012 archival ink on archival metallic photo paper 18 x 24 inches

.357 Hollow Point (2012)
archival ink on archival metallic photo paper
18 x 24 inches

Landmark Arts at the Texas Tech University School of Art presents the photographs of Deborah Bay as the sixth and final show in the 2013 – 2014 SRO Photo Gallery exhibition series from March 31 – May 4.

9mm Glock Ball (2011) archival ink on archival metallic photo paper 18 x 24 inches

9mm Glock Ball (2011)
archival ink on archival metallic photo paper
18 x 24 inches

 

Deborah Bay’s series, The Big Bang, brings the issue of gun control to the simplest, yet most powerful, level: the bullet. After Houston law enforcement professionals fire shots into plexiglas, Bay photographs the aftermath in the studio. The resulting images resemble vivid exploding galaxies. The vibrant colors and unearthly imagery of the photographs intrigue the viewer with “the psychological tension created between the jewel-like beauty and inherent destructiveness of the fragmented projectiles in the plexiglas.” While Bay herself does not make any direct stance on gun control, the conflict – between these images of awe-inspiring splendor and the deadly force behind their creation – cannot be ignored.

.44 Magnum (2011) archival ink on archival metallic photo paper 18 x 24 inches

.44 Magnum (2011)
archival ink on archival metallic photo paper
18 x 24 inches

Deborah Bay holds a PhD in Education from the University of Texas in Austin. Living in Houston, she is an Advisory Council member for the Houston Center for Photography. She exhibits nationally.  www.deborahbay.com

.38 Special (2012) archival ink on archival metallic photo paper 18 x 24 inches

.38 Special (2012)
archival ink on archival metallic photo paper
18 x 24 inches