“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.

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