Artists Explore Subjects Through Photo Techniques and More
Aug. 9, 2012
No Place (Direct Translation From the Greek Word: Utopia)
by Eric Keig
Four UT Dallas undergraduates will show photographic works and installation pieces in a collaborative art exhibit that opens on campus this week.
The artworks by Katie Crowell, Stephanie Hargrove, Eric Keig and Holly Lynn in Recent Work take a look at global current events, technology’s impact on modern life, personal identity, and open spaces within urban environments.
The opening reception for exhibition is Friday, Aug. 10, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Visual Arts Building.
“I want to explore the way we use beauty, our bodies, and our relationships to define ourselves,” said Crowell, who explores concepts of identity through her work. “I want to show that self-realization is not always so simple.”
Keig will exhibit work from Fire, Air, Water, a series of photos that presents contrasting views of utopian and dystopian ideals.
Keig's photographic images are produced entirely within the camera, without any post-processing.
“The series suggests other worlds and the elements of their creation, whether astrophysical or microscopic. These constructions are composed of single-frame photographs created in camera rather than through post-processing.”
Keig said the ethereal images were also inspired by a science fiction literature course he took this summer.
Arts and Technology graduate student Christopher Grider will present his work in a solo exhibit titled, My Brother’s Keeper.
Working in performance-based photography Christopher Grider examines questions of identity and morality through the cognitive dissonance of the viewer.
“I want viewers to examine their own premises used for judgments of identity and morality,” said Grider, who will also give a live performance during the opening reception.
The exhibit will be on display until August 25 and is free and open to the public.
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