Dana Fritz, October 13th – November 9th, 2014

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Rain Forest Back Room, Biosphere 2, 2007, archival pigment print, 12 x 18 inches

The photographs in Dana Fritz’s series, Terraria Gigantica: the World Under Glass, “explore the world’s largest enclosed landscapes”; the ocean in Arizona’s Biosphere 2, the desert of the Henry Doorly Zoo in Nebraska, and the tropical rainforest of Eden’s Project in Cornwall, England.

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Pond, Lied Jungle, 2008, archival pigment print, 12 x 18 inches

These manmade landscapes support both tourism and scientific research, and for Fritz, they generate an opportunity for capturing “unintentionally striking visual paradoxes that can go unnoticed.”

Canyon, Desert Dome, 2008, archival pigment print, 12 x 18 inches

Canyon, Desert Dome, 2008, archival pigment print, 12 x 18 inches

The lush greenery amidst electrical wiring, the ceiling-topped stone crags and ocean shores, and the exotic growth that gives way to glass in Fritz’s photographs highlight the surreal complexities of modern reality, and provoke a reflection not only upon human interaction with the natural world, but also traditional distinctions between the natural and the artificial.

Banana Conveyor, Eden Project, 2009, archival pigment print, 12 x 18 inches

Banana Conveyor, Eden Project, 2009, archival pigment print, 12 x 18 inches

Dana Fritz holds an MFA from Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ. She is a Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and is the recipient of multiple fellowships and awards, including the 2013 Image Maker Award from the Society for Photographic Education. She exhibits nationally and internationally.

Green Ductwork, Eden Project, 2007, archival pigment print, 12 x 18 inches

Green Ductwork, Eden Project, 2007, archival pigment print, 12 x 18 inches

 

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