“Thou Art…,Will Give…” by Eric T. Kunsman on view at SRO Photo Gallery April 26th – May 21st, 2017

Landmark Arts at the Texas Tech University School of Art presents Thou Art…,Will Give… by Eric T. Kunsman, the final exhibition in the 2016 – 2017 SRO Photo Gallery Exhibition Series. Thou Art…,Will Give…will be on view April 26thMay 21st, 2017. The exhibition is free and open to the public. 

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Eric Kunsman, The Drapery (2004), Lucia Print on Edition Etching Rag, 20 x 20 x .5 inches.

Thou Art…,Will Give…introduces viewers to the now defunct Eastern State Penitentiary established by Quakers in Philadelphia, PA.

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Eric Kunsman, Solitude (2013), Lucia Print on Edition Etching Rag, 20 x 20 x .5 inches.

Combining photography with text from the Warden’s logbook, Kunsman raises questions about this altruistically motivated but ultimately disastrous experiment in criminal reform. The artist retells the story of the “desperate search of redemption” of the prisoners and their treatment.

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Eric Kunsman, “Most Deeply Hardened” (2014), Lucia Print on Edition Etching Rag, 20 x 20 x .5 inches.

Eric T. Kunsman holds an MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking from the University of the Arts (Philadelphia, PA). He is currently an Adjunct Instructor at the School of Photographic Arts & Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. He is the founder of Booksmart Studio, a fine art digital print company and has conducted numerous digital printing seminars. Kunsman exhibits nationally.

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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