SRO 2017-2018 Solo Photography Exhibitions Call for Submissions

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
2017-2018 Solo Photography Exhibitions
SRO Photo Gallery, Texas Tech School of Art, Lubbock

LUBBOCK – The SRO Photo Gallery at the Texas Tech School of Art 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 Landmark Arts staff. 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.

Entries must be submitted to SlideRoom at ttuart.slideroom.com by March 31, 2017. There is no submission fee to apply to SRO Photo Gallery for consideration; however, there is a $10 SlideRoom submission fee. Selected artists will be announced in early May 2017.

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 les (uploaded as .jpg)
• Artwork Checklist: Title, year, media, dimensions in inches (uploaded as .pdf)
• (ex. Title, 2013, gelatin silver print, 20 x 20 inches) • Artist’s Statement (uploaded as .pdf)
• CV (uploaded as .pdf)

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. The artist is responsible for the cost of shipping the work to the gallery, and Landmark Arts will cover the cost for return shipping.

All materials will be digitally archived through the 2017 – 2018 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 31, 2017.

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“Cut, Punctured, Manipulated” by Andrew Thompson on view at SRO Photo Gallery January 19th-February 19th

Landmark Arts at the Texas Tech University School of Art presents Cut, Punctured, Manipulated by Andrew K. Thompson, the fifth exhibition in the2016 – 2017 SRO Photo Gallery Exhibition SeriesCut, Punctured, Manipulated will be on view January 19th -February 19th, 2017. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

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Andrew Thompson, Green Landscape (2016), chemically altered and sewn chromogenic print, 8 x 10 inches.

In Cut, Punctured, Manipulated, Thompson willingly embraces photographic flaws and imperfections. The artist challenges traditional photographic ideals by chemically altering prints using silver halides, a toxic chemical that allows color dyes to slide across the page, and also by sewing directly onto the prints.

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Andrew Thompson, Untitled (Piercing the Veil #11) (2013), chemically altered chromogenic print, 8 x 10 inches.

Cut, Punctured, Manipulated is an “acerbic contradiction” of notions of beauty and perfection.

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Andrew Thompson, Untitled (Red Palm Tree) (2016), sewn chromogenic print, 8 x 10 inches.

Andrew K. Thompson holds an MFA in Studio Art and Design from California State University in San Bernardino. He is a freelance photographer and art writer and is currently a lecturer of photography at California State University. Thompson exhibits nationally and internationally. He is represented by Alan Klotz Gallery in New York and Gallery 1 of 1 in Seattle.

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.

“Wait Watchers” by Haley Morris-Cafiero on view at SRO Photo Gallery September 21st-October 16th

Landmark Arts at the Texas Tech University School of Art presents Wait Watchers by Haley Morris-Cafiero, the second exhibition in the 2016 – 2017 SRO Photo Gallery Exhibition Series. Wait Watchers will be on view September 21st – October 16th, 2016. The exhibition is free and open to the public. The exhibit was recently selected as one of the top five exhibitions of the week by Glasstire.

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Haley Morris-Cafiero, News Café (2015), archival inkjet print, 16 x 16 inches.

For Wait Watchers, Morris-Cafiero sets up a camera in a public area where she performs mundane tasks. She then photographs the scene including herself, passers-by, and their reactions. The resulting images capture the gazes of passers-by in a Cartier-Bresson-like “decisive moment.”

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Haley Morris-Cafiero, Cops (2011), archival inkjet print, 16 x 16 inches.

The artist describes her project as a social experiment on how we judge and look at one anther. With the camera the artist “reverses the gaze back onto the stranger and places the viewer in the position of a passive witness.”

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Haley Morris-Cafiero, Blondie (2014), archival inkjet print, 16 x 20 inches.

Haley Morris-Cafiero holds an MFA in Art from University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ) and is currently an Assistant Dean of Assessment and Accreditation at Memphis College of Art in Tennessee. Her images have been featured in numerous magazines and newspapers including Le Monde, New York Magazine, and Salon. Her work has been exhibited nationally and world wide. In 2015, Magenta Foundation published, The Watchers, a monograph of this photographic series.

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.

“Street Scene” by Hans Gindlesberger and Jon Horvath on view at SRO Photo Gallery August 26th-September 18th

LUBBOCK– Landmark Arts at the Texas Tech University School of Art presents Street Scene by Hans Gindlesberger and Jon Horvath as the first exhibition in the 2016 – 2017 SRO Photo Gallery Exhibition Series. Street Scene Project will be on view at the SRO Photo Gallery August 26 – September 18, 2016. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

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Bus Station (41°53’04.2″N 87°37’51.4″W), (2014 – 2015), archival pigment print, 30 x 19 inches

In Street Scene Horvath and Gindlesberger reconstruct iconic places using digital technology and mass imagery as their medium. Continuing the tradition of re-photograpic projects, the artists use Internet sites such as Google Street View to revisit iconic sites of photography and cinema. 

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (40°39’42.5″N 74°06’45.7″W) ), (2014 – 2015), archival pigment print, 30” x 19”

 

To further the dialogue between a physical landscape and virtual environment, the artists add texts from stories and data collected from on-line sources. Street Scene asks questions about “our experience or non-experience of places through the proxy of the electronic image.”

Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico (+36°3’25.55″, -106°7’1.19″) (2014 – 2015), archival pigment print, 30 x 25 inches

Hans Gindlesberger holds an MFA in Photography from the State University of New York at Buffalo and is currently Assistant Professor of Photography at Binghamton University in New York. He was a finalist for the 2014 Portrait Awards by LensCulture. Horvath and Gindlesberger exhibit nationally and internationally. Jon Horvath holds an MFA in Photography from University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and is currently interim Associate Professor of Photography at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. His works are in several collections including the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Both artists exhibit nationally and internationally.

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.