“City Landscapes and Typologies” by Dan Lobdell on view at SRO Photo Gallery April 25th – May 22th

LUBBOCK– Landmark Arts at the Texas Tech University School of Art presents City Landscapes and Typologies  by Dan Lobdell, as the final exhibition in the 2015 – 2016 SRO Photo Gallery Exhibition Series. City Landscapes and Typologies will be on view at the SRO Photo Gallery April 25 – May 22, 2016. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

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Dan Lobdell, Pittsburgh, PA (PITT02) (2013), archival pigment print, 22 x 33 inches.

The series City Landscapes and Typologies by Dan Lobdell features photographs of 19th and 20th century building facades in Rust Belt cities such as Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Detroit, and Cleveland. Lobdell documents a variety of architectural styles in urban environments that have either successfully adapted to or declined due to de-industrialization and changing times.

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Dan Lobdell, Rochester, NY (ROC06) (2013), archival pigment print, 22 x 33 inches.

His use of perspective captures dramatic skies and the surrounding setting, while the use of black and white photography emphasizes each building’s architectural form and features. For Lobdell, City Landscapes and Typologies is an “investigation into how the buildings, in their stateliness and various degrees of disrepair, engage with their environment and the new urban reality.”

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Dan Lobdell, Baltimore, MD (Balt07) (2013), archival pigment print, 22 x 22 inches.

Dan Lobdell holds an MFA in Photography from Temple University in Elkins Park, PA. He is currently a Lecturer in Art at York College of Pennsylvania in York, PA. He is represented by Gallery 339 in Philadelphia, PA and has exhibited extensively throughout the United States.

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.

“Sur la Route” by David Pace on view at SRO Photo Gallery March 28th – April 24th

LUBBOCK– Landmark Arts at the Texas Tech University School of Art presents Sur la Route by David Pace, as the seventh exhibition in the 2015 – 2016 SRO Photo Gallery Exhibition Series. Sur la Route Project will be on view at the SRO Photo Gallery March 28 – April 24, 2016. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

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David Pace, Untitled (Sur La Route 9486) (2013), archival pigment print, 14 x 20 inches.

The photographs in the series Sur La Route (“on the road”) by David Pace were taken in the rural village of Bereba in the West African country of Burkina Faso, and are elegant portraits of Pace’s neighbors as they return home on an earthen path at the day’s end.

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David Pace, Untitled (Sur La Route 8334) (2013), archival pigment print, 20 x 14 inches.

He uses a fill-flash to illuminate his subjects and to “take advantage of beautiful skies that appear for just a few moments before nightfall.” As a counter to media portrayals of Africa as either devastated or exotic, Pace emphasizes both the beauty of the landscape and the “simply beauty of everyday life” in Bereba.

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David Pace, Untitled (Sur La Route 1026) (2012), archival pigment print, 14 x 20 inches.

David Pace holds an MFA from San Jose State University. He has taught photography in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than 20 years, and has spent considerable time photographing in Burkina Faso since 1997. His work has been exhibited internationally, and featured recently in major publications including National Geographic (2015), Huffington Post (2015), and Slate Magazine (2014).

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.

 

 

 

 

“Cirque du Psyche” by Leslie Hall Brown on view at SRO Photo Gallery February 15 – March 27

LUBBOCK– Landmark Arts at the Texas Tech University School of Art presents Cirque du Psyche  by Leslie Hall Brown, as the sixth exhibition in the 2015 – 2016 SRO Photo Gallery Exhibition Series. Cirque du Psyche will be on view at the SRO Photo Gallery February 15 – March 27, 2016. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

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Leslie Hall Brown, Cirque du Psyche (2014), digital pigment, 12 x 12 inches.

In her series Cirque du Psyche, Leslie Hall Brown constructs and photographs fantastical ‘circus acts’ that recall traveling circuses, carnivals, and freak-shows of days past. The photographs in this series highlight the combination of humor and horror that has been successfully used to entertain the public for centuries.

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Leslie Hall Brown, Beats Palmistry (2014), digital pigment, 16 x 16 inches.

Brown effectively associates the series’ circus acts with the dream-like (and even nightmarish) through the use of black and white photography and vignetting techniques. She suggests the photographs in Cirque du Psyche are metaphors for “psychic struggle” as the “images are as marred as our psyches, showing the signs of history and aging.”

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Leslie Hall Brown, Coffin Girl (2014), digital pigment, 16 x 16 inches.

Leslie Hall Brown is both a professional photographer and psychotherapist. Her photographs have been exhibited extensively throughout the United States. She is the recipient of numerous art awards, including 1st prize at the 2014 Prix de la Photographie in Paris, France, and her work has been featured in numerous publications including PH Magazine (Ontario, Canada) and online photography magazines such as Light Leaked and F-Stop.

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.

“Confected” by Jason DeMarte on view at SRO Photo Gallery January 19 – February 14

LUBBOCK– Landmark Arts at the Texas Tech University School of Art presents Confected  by Jason DeMarte, as the fifth exhibition in the 2015 – 2016 SRO Photo Gallery Exhibition Series. Confected will be on view at the SRO Photo Gallery January 19 – February 14, 2016. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Jason DeMarte, Goldfinch-Pink Cord (2014), inkjet print, 24 x 36 inches.

For his series Confected, Jason DeMarte created deliciously deceptive composite digital images of artificial flora and fauna and processed food products. In this series, DeMarte represents an unnatural natural world while simultaneously commenting on the ‘sugarcoated’ and “hyper-perfect way products and modern consumer life are represented in the media.”

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Jason DeMarte, Snails and Stars (2014), inkjet print, 24 x 36 inches.

Each photograph is vivid, enchanting, and life-like, raising questions about the contemporary understanding and experience of what is real, disillusionment with modernity, and the impact of consumerism and waste on the natural world.

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Jason DeMarte, Purple Mt. Majesty (2015), inkjet print, 24 x 36 inches.

Jason DeMarte holds an MFA in Photography from the University of Oregon, and is currently an Associate Professor of Photography at Eastern Michigan University. His work has been exhibited extensively throughout the United States, and his recent series “Confections” has been the subject of numerous publications, including Huffington Post, BLOW Magazine, and Light Leaked.

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.