“Finding Mississippi” by Betty Press on view at SRO Photo Gallery January 18 – February 18, 2018

Landmark Arts at the Texas Tech University School of Art presents Finding Mississippi by Betty Press, the fifth exhibition in the 2017-2018 SRO Photo Gallery Exhibition Series. Finding Mississippi will be on view January 18 – February 18, 2018. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Betty Press, Two School Chairs, Black Hawk (2014), Gelatin Silver Print, 24 x 20 inches.

For Finding Mississippi, Press documents the Southern black and white experience. She explores the rural and agricultural state of Mississippi through a series of road trips, visiting small communities listed in the Mississippi Atlas & Gazetteer and attending festivals.

Betty Press, Fishing Trip with grandmother, Rolling Fork (2010), Gelatin Silver Print, 20 x 16 inches.

Press works with black and white film in plastic and old cameras, to capture evidence of the past with cameras used in the past.

Betty Press, Pig Races, Juke Joint Festival, Clarksdale (2010), Gelatin Silver Print, 20 x 16 inches.

Betty Press received a statewide award in photography in 2012 from the Mississippi Institute of Arts & Letters, and a Mississippi Visual Artist Grant in 2013. Her photographs have been widely exhibited and collected, as well as selected for many juried competitions. In 2015, her Mississippi photographs were added to the collections of the Mississippi Museum of Art and The Do Good Fund (Southern Photography Initiative).

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.

Landmark Arts exhibitions and speaker programs in the Texas Tech University School of Art are made possible in part with a generous grant from the Helen Jones Foundation of Lubbock. Additionally, we thank the J.T. and Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts, our Dean, Noel Zahler, for the support provided for programs in the School of Art.

“My Paris” by Peter Glendinning on view at SRO Photo Gallery November 14th – December 16th, 2017

Landmark Arts at the Texas Tech University School of Art presents My Paris by Peter Glendinning, the fourth exhibition in the 2017-2018 SRO Photo Gallery Exhibition Series. My Paris will be on view November 14th – December 16th, 2017. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Peter Glendinning, My Paris Place Setting (2015), SX-70, 3.5 x 4.2 inches.

 

For My Paris, Glendinning focuses on an apartment in the Marais he has rented for two weeks each summer for several years. The patina of the life of the owner that becomes part of his being during his time there is the subject of these portraits en creux. “Portraits en creaux” is the French term for his approach to art, meaning “hollow portrait.”

Peter Glendinning, My Paris Bronze Nymph (2015), SX-70, 3.5 x 4.2 inches.

He views the experience of adopting another’s domicile as one’s own as an opportunity to recognize a resonance that is both sympathetic and real. His photographs reflect on and reveal essential natures of another man, of himself, and in that place of imagination, My Paris.

Peter Glendinning, My Paris Buddha & Platter (2015), SX-70, 3.5 x 4.2 inches.

Peter Glendinning received his MFA degree from the Department of Experimental Studio in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University. He has received the National Parks Service MotorCities Award of Excellence, ASMP Best of 2015 Award, and more. Glendinning is an IMPOSSIBLE Camera GMBH Sponsored Photographer, and the recipient of a Coursera MOOC Grant.

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.

“T01_[Z.32.45.37] – T04_[UN.1-7]” by Yuxiang Dong on view at SRO Photo Gallery October 18th – November 12th, 2017

Landmark Arts at the Texas Tech University School of Art presents T01_[Z.32.45.37] – T04_[UN.1-7]  by Yuxiang Dong, the third exhibition in the 2017-2018 SRO Photo Gallery Exhibition Series. T01_[Z.32.45.37] – T04_[UN.1-7] will be on view October 18 – November 12, 2017. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Yuxiang Dong, T01_[Z.32.45.37]-T04_[UN.1-7]_Type I_37 Photographs of Zhou Weiguo From 1932 to 1945_Portrait of Zhou Wei-guo (2015), archival inkjet print, three panels, 8.5 x 11 inches for each panel.

T01_[Z.32.45.37] – T04_[UN.1-7], in the scheme of archive, comprises various videos, photographic reproductions, scrapbooks, and objects to locate, produce, preserve, and analyze a period of history created and depicted by countless images.

Yuxiang Dong, T01_[Z.32.45.37]-T04_[UN.1-7]_Type I_37 Photographs of Zhou Weiguo From 1932 to 1945_The Basement of Hutoushan Eighth Route Army at Yang Village (2015), archival inkjet print, three panels, 8.5 x 11 inches for each panel.

The work investigates the dominant but hardly compatible western discourse and methodology in all fields and disciplines in contemporary Chinese society, including English language, archival science, archaeology, typology, and positivism, among others.

Yuxiang Dong, T01_[Z.32.45.37]-T04_[UN.1-7]_Type II_Research of 17 Remains of Xiaowangzhuang Battle_Newspaper Clipping_Archaeology Excavation (2015), archival inkjet print, 3.8 x 4.6 inches.

Yuxiang Dong received a BFA in Photography from the Beijing Film Academy, in Beijing, China and an MFA in Imaging Arts from the Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY. He has exhibited internationally including the JIMEI× ARLES International Photography Festival, Xiamen, Fujian, China, the Second Beijing Photo Biennial, Beijing, China, and the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN. Currently, Dong is pursuing his Ph.D. in Media, Art, and Text at the Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.

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.

Landmark Arts exhibitions and speaker programs in the Texas Tech University School of Art are made possible in part with a generous grant from the Helen Jones Foundation of Lubbock. Additionally, we thank the J.T. and Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts, our Dean, Noel Zahler, for the support provided for programs in the School of Art.

“Like Panes of Glass” by Libby Rowe on view at SRO Photo Gallery September 19th – October 15th, 2017

Landmark Arts at the Texas Tech University School of Art presents Like Panes of Glass by Libby Rowe, the second exhibition in the 2017-2018 SRO Photo Gallery Exhibition Series. Like Panes of Glass will be on view September 19 – October 15, 2017. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Libby Rowe, Persistence (2015), Chromogenic print face mounted to acrylic, 42 x 23 inches.

For Like Panes of Glass, Rowe explores the memorial construct of the modern family as an ideal and a reality.  The images, drawn from her family albums, represent the idealized mode of the perfect family. Framed by the shapes of domestic items, the images are positioned to conceal imperfections, manufacturing an ideal family unit.

Libby Rowe, Boy’s Best Friend (2015), Chromogenic print face mounted to acrylic, 26 x 28 inches.

Rowe is interested in breaking from traditional presentation strategies to engage viewers in a more interactive experience with the role of the photographic image.

Libby Rowe, Just Go Outside (2015), Chromogenic print face mounted to acrylic, 41 x 30 inches.

Libby Rowe received her BFA from the University of Northern Iowa and her MFA from Syracuse University. Rowe’s photographic series, Inside/Out and the installation (sub)Division were recently exhibited together at United Photo Industries in Brooklyn, New York. These works were also exhibited with Dwellings and Like Panes of Glass at Morlan Gallery in Lexington, Kentucky. Rowe resides and works in San Antonio, Texas.

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.