ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Miranda Young - Arkansas Art Center-Museum of Art - February 23rd - May 29th <p style="text-align: justify;">Miranda Young is no stranger to the Arkansas Arts Center. She took classes and appeared in theater productions as a child, has been an instructor in the Museum School for the past decade, is the scenic designer and properties manager for the Children&rsquo;s Theatre, and is even the proud mother of a Museum School student. While Young&rsquo;s work in the Children&rsquo;s Theatre provides her with a lot of teaching moments, the majority of her teaching is done in the Museum School through her Introduction to Printmaking and Open Studio classes. Young is particularly fond of the Open Studio classes where she brings in some of her own works and gives demonstrations. She says, &ldquo;The AAC has given me the opportunity to make art all day as my job&mdash;it feeds my need to make art and I appreciate that.&rdquo; Young has a BFA in printmaking and painting from the Kansas City Art Institute.</p> <div class="accentBox"> <p style="text-align: justify;">I love learning about animals and the meanings that humans place on them. I am particularly interested in the predator and prey relationship. Although this doesn&rsquo;t always translate directly into my work it does inform the posture of the animals that I chose to fixate on. In most of my work you will find an animal removed from its natural surroundings as to focus directly on the posturing of the animal. This turns the animal into a design element in the work rather than looking at the animal in its natural environment. This idea was discovered naturally through working but may be informed by my desire to explore the spiritual and emotional meanings that humans place on the animal, which also removes the animal from its natural environment.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This combined with an interest in design and bold graphic prints and drawings has lead me to making large scale linocuts and sculptures of animals. I am in love with discovering the textures of the animal&rsquo;s fur and skin through the carving of the lino plate and the scrafito carving process in the clay. I am always thinking of color throughout the process of carving but color is added during printing through a process called Chine Coll&eacute;. This layering of dyed mulberry papers adds color while also accentuating the graphic nature of the carving. This process is reversed in the sculpture process, as the color is added before the carving and allows me to look at the color layering process in a more painterly way.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Miranda Young</p> <p class="readability-styled" style="display: inline; text-align: justify;">Printmaking Department</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Arkansas Arts Center Museum School</p> </div> Tue, 24 May 2016 17:22:24 +0000 - Arkansas Art Center-Museum of Art - June 10th - August 28th <p style="text-align: justify;">The <em>Delta Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture</em> formed in 1958 to feature contemporary work by artists from Arkansas and bordering states. Today, the Annual Delta Exhibition has grown to encompass works in all media as showcase for the dynamic vision of the artists of the Mississippi Delta region. The exhibition reflects the region&rsquo;s strong traditions of craftsmanship and observation, combined with innovative use of materials and an experimental approach to subject matter. This year's exhibition is June 10th through August 28, 2016.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Liz Garvey will serve as juror for the <em>58th Annual Delta Exhibition</em>. She is the co-founder and owner of Garvey-Simon Art Access, Inc. (est. in 2010). Prior to her current role, she was Co-Director of the venerable Schmidt-Bingham Gallery on 57th Street in New York, where she worked from 1989-1998; and then President and Owner of EKG Art Advisory, (1999-2009). She has been a fine art dealer and advisor in New York City for over 20 years and leverages her professional relationships with galleries, auction houses, private dealers and artists to offer clients a relaxed entry into the often intimidating visage of the New York art world. Liz maintains a boutique gallery in Manhattan that is focused on drawing, works on paper, unusual materials and design; while also acting as curator and advisor to select private clients. Liz is a member of ArtTable, and a founding member of the New York chapter of the Association of Women Art Dealers.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Garvey will select the artworks to be exhibited and will assign the $2500 Grand Award and two $750 Delta Awards. Additionally, a $250 Contemporaries Delta Award will be selected by the Contemporaries, an auxiliary membership group of the Arkansas Arts Center.</p> Tue, 24 May 2016 17:20:59 +0000 - Arkansas Art Center-Museum of Art - May 6th - July 24th <p style="text-align: justify;">Now in its sixth decade, this annual children's art exhibition showcases artwork by students in kindergarten through 12th grade from across the state. Works in a huge variety of media are juried by a professional panel and a chief juror selects a "Best of Class" and two "Honorable Mentions" for each grade. Monetary awards are provided to each winner's school. Each year, selections from the exhibition travel to schools and other venues throughout the state as part of the Arkansas Arts Center's State Services program.</p> Tue, 24 May 2016 17:17:26 +0000 Pierre-Auguste Renoir - Arkansas Art Center-Museum of Art - May 24th - September 11th <p style="text-align: justify;">The lovely French actress of the late nineteenth century known as Madame Henriot will be appearing at the Arkansas Arts Center this summer, in a painting by Pierre-Auguste Renoir. This magnificent full-length portrait of the actress in costume for a &ldquo;breeches&rdquo; role comes to Arkansas from the Columbus Museum of Art in Columbus, Ohio, in exchange for the Arkansas Arts Center&rsquo;s lending its 1914 Cubist master work by Diego Rivera, <em>Dos Mujeres</em>, to the Columbus Museum for its exhibition <em>Picasso and the Great War</em>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Renoir and his friend Claude Monet were leaders of the nineteenth-century French movement known as Impressionism. Impressionist artists used rapidly applied dabs of pure color to capture how they saw forms in light. In the 1870s, when Renoir made this portrait, the Impressionists were still considered dangerous artistic radicals who valued effects of colors above the traditionally admired academic rules for drawing, composition, and subject matter.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Renoir made many magnificent full-length portraits like this one, often entering them in the grand annual national French Salons. Previous artists had reserved this impressive mode of portraiture for royalty and other wealthy people with the funds to commission such large works. Renoir and his fellow Impressionists, however, enjoyed making portraits of all kinds of people. Actors and actresses were considered particularly daring subjects for portraits.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Madame Henriot was the stage name used by Henriette Marie Alphonsine Grossin (1857 &ndash; 1944), who began studying acting at the Conservatoire de Musique et de D&eacute;clamation in Paris in 1872. Soon afterwards, the young actress began to appear in minor theatrical parts. Many of the plays did badly. She was probably glad of the income from posing for Renoir. In the 1880s and 1890s, Madame Henriot became very successful appearing in light comedies. She posed for Renoir only once more, as a grey-haired lady.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In <em>Madame Henriot in Costume</em>, the actress is seen standing off stage in the one of the Paris theaters where she appeared. She is dressed for a &ldquo;breeches,&rdquo; part, in which a young woman appears as a boy. It is uncertain exactly which such role Renoir portrays here. It may be the page in the opera <em>Les Huguenots</em>, in which the actress never actually appeared. In the late nineteenth century, when women normally appeared in voluminous skirts, it was considered particularly sensual for a young woman to appear on stage in close-clinging tights and a doublet which revealed her legs.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Renoir became close friends with Madame Henriot. The actress&rsquo;s daughter, Jeanne Ang&egrave;le (1878 &ndash; 1900), posed for the Impressionist as a child. Later, under the stage name of Jane Henriot, she was a successful actress in Paris. Jane was killed in a tragic theater fire in 1900, when she was only 22 years old. Ironically, this lovely painting of Jane&rsquo;s mother survived a fire in the early 1940s.</p> Tue, 24 May 2016 17:16:28 +0000 Ryu In - Arario Gallery (Seoul) - May 11th - June 26th <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;나에게 흙은 곧 작업의 시작이자 끝을 의미한다. 인간사와 마찬가지로 조각에서 그 표현방식들의 긴 여행은 흙으로 시작해 다시 흙으로 돌아오게 마련이다.&rdquo; (류인)<br />  <br /> 아라리오갤러리 서울에서는 5월 11일부터 6월 26일까지 한국 근현대 조각사에 굵은 발자취를 남긴 故 류인(1956-1999)의 개인전 &lt;경계와 사이&gt;를 개최합니다. <br /> 2015년 작가의 추모 15주년 기획전 &lt;불안 그리고 욕망&gt;을 통해 작품세계 전반을 아라리오갤러리 천안에서 소개한 것에 이어, 이번 전시에서는 류인이 세상을 떠나기 전 마지막으로 남기고 간 최후 유작과 후기 미공개 대표작품들을 선별해서 소개합니다.</p> Tue, 24 May 2016 17:11:32 +0000 Park Youngsook - Arario Gallery (Cheonan) - May 6th - July 24th <p style="text-align: justify;">아라리오갤러리 천안에서는 5월 6일부터 7월 24일까지 박영숙의 개인전 《미친년∙발화하다》를 개최합니다.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">한국 페미니즘 사진의 대모로서의 명성을 지닌 박영숙(b.1941)의 개인전은 오랜 침묵을 깨고 2009년 이후 7년만에 개최되는 작가의 대규모 회고전입니다.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">이번 전시에서는 박영숙 작품세계의 진면목을 보다 내밀하게 들여다 볼 수 있는 초기작 &lt;36명의 포트레이트&gt;부터 대표작 &lt;미친년프로젝트&gt;까지를 망라한 작품 80여 점으로 채워집니다.</p> Tue, 24 May 2016 17:11:34 +0000 - Alaska State Museum - June 6th 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Tue, 24 May 2016 17:01:48 +0000 Kilian Glasner - Amparo 60 - May 10th - July 8th <p style="text-align: justify;">A Galeria Amparo 60 tem o prazer de convidar para a exposi&ccedil;&atilde;o CO(S)MIC, por Kilian Glasner:</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Essa nova safra de obras de Kilian Glasner, reunidas em torno de &ldquo;Co(s)mic&rdquo;, parece flagrar um instante de sua carreira no qual detectamos a conflu&ecirc;ncia de refer&ecirc;ncias que lhe s&atilde;o caras e que surgem agora imbricadas: a cosmogonia, a est&eacute;tica comic e a Pop Art. Desse mistura inusitada de refer&ecirc;ncias &agrave; hist&oacute;ria da arte e tamb&eacute;m &agrave; hist&oacute;ria da linguagem, percebemos tanto a ideia da expans&atilde;o do universo, como a explos&atilde;o da paleta de cores que foge por completo a uma mimese das cores encontradas na natureza. Seja nas luzes que transpassam suas nebulosas e nos levam para um lugar indeterminado, seja na cintil&acirc;ncia que vibra em cores lis&eacute;rgicas, seu trabalho parece come&ccedil;ar abrir caminhos, &agrave; golpe de luz e calor, por novos limites. O figurativo, muitas vezes inspirado por fotografias, assume cada vez mais contornos de irrealidade fabular.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Eder Chiodetto</p> Tue, 24 May 2016 16:58:19 +0000 Amanda Wright - 69 Smith Street Gallery - May 25th - June 12th Tue, 24 May 2016 16:25:32 +0000 - Yekaterinburg Gallery of Modern Art - May 25th - June 5th <p style="text-align: justify;">Екатеринбургская галерея современного искусства и многофункциональный семейный портал Fаmilyа представляют выставку-конкурс уникальных детских работ &laquo;Классическое искусство глазами детей&raquo;, Арт-аранжировка.<br /> <br /> За основу были взяты известные произведения знаменитых художников: <br /> 1. Джоконда, (Мона Лиза) , автор - Леонардо да Винчи <br /> 2. Портрет героя Отечественной Войны 1812 года, лейб-гусарского полковника Е.В. Давыдова , автор &ndash; Орест Кипренский<br /> <br /> Вы можете увидеть классические образы глазами талантливых, непредсказуемых и удивительных людей - наших детей.<br /> Ученикам детских художественных школ дана возможность наполнить привычные образы новым смыслом. <br /> <br /> Как они воспринимают необыкновенную чарующую и нежную улыбку Джоконды, какие ассоциации и эмоции она у них вызывает, какие струнки Души затрагивает.<br /> <br /> В противовес, второй образ - это образ силы, мужественности и благородства. Образ Настоящего мужчины, умело совмещающего в себе галантность и твердость Духа . Как они видят этот образ в современном мире, изменились ли истинные ценности мужских качеств в их понимании сейчас.<br /> <br /> В экспозиции представлено 67 работ, выполненных в технике: живопись, графика, коллаж.<br /> <br /> Торжественное открытие выставки состоится 25-го мая в 16.00!<br /> <br /> Выставка &laquo;Классическое искусство глазами детей&raquo; открыта с 25 мая по 5 июня, ежедневно с 11 до 20 ч.<br /> <br /> возраст 0+</p> Tue, 24 May 2016 15:36:56 +0000 Gordon Parks - Virginia Museum of Fine Arts - July 23rd - October 30th <div id="moz-reader-content" style="display: block;"> <div id="readability-page-1" class="page"> <div id="tab1-1" class="tab tab_content"> <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition examines the realities of life under segregation in 1950s America, as seen through the lens of groundbreaking photographer Gordon Parks (1912&ndash;2006).&nbsp;As the first African American photographer hired full time by&nbsp;<em>Life&nbsp;</em>magazine, Parks was frequently given assignments involving social issues affecting black America. In 1950, one such project took him back to his hometown in Kansas for a photo essay he planned to call &ldquo;Back to Fort Scott.&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Parks had left Fort Scott some twenty years earlier, after his mother died, and he found himself, a teenager and the youngest of fifteen children, suddenly having to make his own way in the world. He used this assignment to revisit memories of his birthplace&mdash;many involving serious racial discrimination&mdash;and to reconnect with childhood friends, all of whom had attended the same all-black grade school as Parks. Since most of his classmates had also left Fort Scott, Parks traveled to Kansas City, Chicago, and other cities to record their lives there. One of the most visually rich and captivating of all his projects, Parks&rsquo;s photographs, now owned by the Gordon Parks Foundation, were slated to appear in April 1951, but the photo essay was never published. <em>Gordon Parks: Back to Fort Scott</em> revives those photos and presents a rarely seen view of the everyday lives of African American citizens, years before the civil rights movement began in&nbsp;earnest.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">VMFA&rsquo;s presentation of this exhibition includes four additional photographs that are part of the museum&rsquo;s collection. These works were from subsequent photo essays Parks created for <em>Life&nbsp;</em>magazine and provide insight into his development as a photojournalist and artist.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Gordon Parks: Back to Fort Scott</em> is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in partnership with The Gordon Parks Foundation. Sarah Eckhardt, Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, is curating the exhibition for the VMFA.</p> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 24 May 2016 15:31:55 +0000 Kehinde Wiley - Virginia Museum of Fine Arts - June 11th - September 5th <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic</em> presents a stunning retrospective&nbsp;of this artist&rsquo;s prolific career through nearly 60 paintings and&nbsp;sculptures. Kehinde Wiley&rsquo;s work raises intriguing questions about race,&nbsp;gender, and the politics of representation by portraying&nbsp;contemporary African American men and women using the&nbsp;conventions of traditional European portraiture. Appropriating&nbsp;the format of specific paintings by renowned masters ranging&nbsp;from <a href="" target="_blank">Titian</a> to <a href="" target="_blank">&Eacute;douard Manet</a>, Wiley often depicts his subjects&nbsp;wearing sneakers, hoodies, and other gear associated with&nbsp;today&rsquo;s hip-hop culture and sets them against ornate decorative&nbsp;backgrounds that evoke earlier eras and cultures.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">By replacing&nbsp;the European aristocrats with contemporary black subjects,&nbsp;Wiley&rsquo;s portraits draw attention to the absence of African&nbsp;Americans from historical and cultural narratives. <em>Kehinde Wiley:&nbsp;A New Republic</em> is organized by the <a href="" target="_blank">Brooklyn Museum</a> and&nbsp;curated by Eugenie Tsai, John and Barbara Vogelstein Curator of&nbsp;Contemporary Art at the Brooklyn Museum. Dr. Sarah&nbsp;Eckhardt, Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art,&nbsp;is the coordinating curator at VMFA.</p> Tue, 24 May 2016 15:29:31 +0000 - Virginia Museum of Fine Arts - January 23rd - June 5th <div id="moz-reader-content" style="display: block;"> <div id="readability-page-1" class="page"> <div id="tab1-1" class="tab tab_content"> <h3 style="text-align: justify;"><strong>A Celebration of Louise Cochrane</strong></h3> <p style="text-align: justify;"><img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-2713" src="" alt="COCHRANE2" width="210" height="210" />Throughout the last four decades of her life, Louise B. Cochrane forged a deep and meaningful relationship with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. When she passed away on December 10, 2015, the museum lost a dedicated and beloved patron, whose presence will be deeply missed, but whose legacy&mdash;as a donor and an artist&mdash;will continue to be felt throughout the museum for many years to come.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>A Floral Jubilee: The Art of Louise Cochrane</em>, an exhibition of 25 works, had been in the planning stages for many months and was scheduled to celebrate the 100th anniversary of her birth on January 30, 2016. With her passing, the exhibition is now also a commemoration &ldquo;We are so grateful for Louise&rsquo;s devotion to VMFA over these past years,&rdquo; says VMFA Director Alex Nyerges. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s only fitting that we honor her life by making her art available for all of our visitors to see and appreciate.&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Louise began taking painting lessons at the Tuckahoe Woman&rsquo;s Club in 1970. Shortly thereafter, she joined VMFA&rsquo;s Council and became a docent. &ldquo;My interest in the museum seemed to grow from there,&rdquo; she recalled in a 2007 interview. She was appointed to the museum&rsquo;s Board of Trustees in 1977.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">As her practice of painting intertwined with her work at the museum, she participated in workshops and classes in Richmond and other cities, including Venice, Italy. Her extensive travels and love of gardening provided the subjects for many of her paintings over the years, but her particular focus was always flowers.</p> <div id="new-royalslider-10" class="royalSlider new-royalslider-10 rsDefault visibleNearbyZoom rsHor" style="text-align: justify;"> <div class="rsGCaption"> <p class="rsCaption">&nbsp;</p> <h5>Mixed Bouquet, Inspired by <em>The Art of the Flower</em>, VMFA</h5> 2015<br /> Louise B. Cochrane (American, 1916&ndash;2015) <br /> Oil on linen <br /> Estate of Louise B. Cochrane</div> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;">In 1988, Louise and her husband, J. Harwood Cochrane, established an endowment to support the purchase of American art. This generous fund has enabled the museum to acquire important works of American art, including the recently acquired Prince William and His Elder Sister, Princess Sophia by Benjamin West, The Wounded Hound by William Ranney, Quince Blossoms by Charles Caryl Coleman, and Brideship (Colonial Brides) by Thomas Hart Benton, as well as William Wetmore Story&rsquo;s sculpture of Cleopatra and dozens of other exquisite objects and paintings. In recognition of their outstanding philanthropy, the museum&rsquo;s Cochrane Court&mdash;outside of the Ancient Art and East Asian Art galleries&mdash;and the Cochrane Atrium were named for the couple.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A Floral Jubilee: The Art of Louise Cochrane explores Louise Cochrane&rsquo;s passion for many types of blooms including sunflowers, lilies, daisies, daffodils, irises, and more. But it also reveals that her favorite is, above all, the rose.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Dr. Susan J. Rawles, Associate Curator of American Painting and Decorative Art and Acting Head of the American Art Department, notes that Louise&rsquo;s paintings were featured in several exhibitions throughout the years. &ldquo;In fact, her 1994 painting Reflections has been on display outside the McGlothlin American Art Galleries since 2011,&rdquo; she says.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This new show features one portrait of a mixed bouquet that was inspired by the 2015 VMFA exhibition <em>Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower</em>. &ldquo;Even in her later years, Louise continued to be inspired by her connection to the museum and the world of art,&rdquo; Rawles points out; &ldquo;symbiotically, her legacy will be our inspiration.&rdquo;</p> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 24 May 2016 15:15:17 +0000 André Kertész - Virginia Museum of Fine Arts - April 30th - October 13th <div id="moz-reader-content" style="display: block;"> <div id="readability-page-1" class="page"> <div id="tab1-1" class="tab tab_content"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Regarded by art historians as one of the most important and influential photographers of the 20th century, Andr&eacute; Kert&eacute;sz was a leading proponent of seeing the world through a Modernist eye. This exhibition of thirty photographs is drawn from VMFA&rsquo;s collection and highlights the artist&rsquo;s early career in Hungary while also focusing on seminal moments during the sixty years when he worked in Paris and then New York City.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Born in Hungary in 1894, Kert&eacute;sz bought his first camera at age sixteen before being drafted into the army. Later, he moved to Paris where he worked as a freelance magazine photographer, joining a community of Hungarian expatriate artists who included Brassa&iuml;, Marcel Breuer, Robert Capa, and Lajos Tihanyi. Kert&eacute;sz&rsquo;s work gained attention in Paris and the United States, and in 1936, he and his wife, Elisabeth, immigrated to New York City.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">After his first few years in New York, Kert&eacute;sz&rsquo;s photographs were included in the Museum of Modern Art&rsquo;s comprehensive exhibition <em>Photography, 1839&ndash;1937.</em> He went on to work for Cond&eacute; Nast for nearly twenty years, and thousands of his photographs were published in their magazines, including <em>House &amp; Garden</em> and <em>Vogue</em>, as well as other publications such as <em>Harper&rsquo;s Bazaar</em>. During his lifetime, he had major solo exhibitions at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Modern Art and received numerous honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and Commander of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. <em>Kert&eacute;sz </em>is curated by VMFA Director Alex Nyerges.</p> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 24 May 2016 15:13:24 +0000 Kawase Hasui - Virginia Museum of Fine Arts - April 15th - August 3rd <div id="moz-reader-content" style="display: block;"> <div id="readability-page-1" class="page"> <div id="tab1-1" class="tab tab_content"> <p style="text-align: justify;">A leading printmaking artist, Kawase Hasui was known for his vivid winter landscapes. <em>Snow at the Zojoji Temple </em>depicts a woman holding an umbrella, walking in the snow in front of this ninth-century Buddhist temple. The Zojoji Temple was one of Hasui&rsquo;s favorite subjects and he created several prints of this sacred site over the course of his career. In this 1929 version, one of twelve prints in the exhibition, Hasui used contrasting colors and the atmospheric perspective to create a snowy winter scene.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Other prints, also drawn from the more than 500 works&nbsp;donated by Ren&eacute; and Carolyn Balcer, include Japanese landmarks such as the Heian Shrine in Kyoto, Mount Fuji near Tokyo, and the rural area in Yoshida. Seen together, they demonstrate Hasui&rsquo;s remarkable skills as a printmaker and colorist, as well as his extraordinary ability to capture Japan&rsquo;s identity and spirit in his landscapes. The exhibition is curated by Li Jian, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Curator of East Asian Art.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">To view more works by Hasui and other artists, visit our<strong> <a href="" target="_blank">East Asian Art collection</a>!</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 24 May 2016 15:11:44 +0000 Thomas R. Schiff - Virginia Museum of Fine Arts - February 6th - June 19th <div class="copy-paste-block" style="text-align: justify;">The noted American contemporary photographer Thomas R. Schiff uses a panoramic camera to create dynamic and startlingly original images of well-known buildings and familiar places: &ldquo;I always like to go to places people are familiar with and show the perspective from a panoramic camera,&rdquo; he recently stated. &ldquo;The camera distorts everything in the picture &ndash; straight lines become curved and it throws off your perspective. It challenges your relationship to what is familiar or thought to be understood.&rdquo;&nbsp;</div> <div class="copy-paste-block"> <div class="copy-paste-block"> <p style="text-align: justify;">The artist&rsquo;s passion for photography began in grade school in Cincinnati, Ohio, when he began taking photographs with a Kodak Brownie camera. By the time he studied photography at Ohio University he was using a 35mm camera, but Schiff eventually grew tired of the small format of traditional cameras and in 1994 he purchased a Hulcherama 360-degree panoramic camera that allowed him to create highly detailed photographs of building exteriors and interiors on a monumental scale. The artist also began using a custom-made tripod that allows him to elevate the camera up to 20 feet in the air, thus avoiding the many obstructions that one finds at ground level, such as fire plugs, parked cars, and stop signs, as well as a wide angle lens, which allows him to capture more of the image above and below the horizon line. The resulting full-color panoramic photographs of special spaces, places and structures in Ohio were published in 2003 in <em>Panoramic Ohio</em>, a bicentennial tribute to his home state.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In 2004 Schiff began taking panoramic photographs of Virginia, which like Ohio features exceptional historic buildings and beautiful natural environments. This exhibition presents 40 photographs that Schiff made in the Commonwealth of Virginia between 2004 and 2013, all of which were included in the artist&rsquo;s 2015 publication <em>Virginia 360&deg;: Photographs by Thomas Schiff</em>. Combining Schiff&rsquo;s passion for photography and his love of architecture, the works on display in this exhibition provide a fresh, new perspective for these notable Virginia landmarks, thus encouraging the viewer to reevaluate their perceptions of the world.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> Tue, 24 May 2016 15:09:42 +0000