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Emily Davis Gallery on the campus of University of Akron
150 E. Exchange Street, Akron, OH 44325
Opening Reception: Thu Sept 22, 5 – 8pm
Exhibition runs Sep 12 – Oct 22
Gallery hours: Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat 10am – 5pm
Wed, Thu 10am – 8pm
There are a bunch of gallery tours led by curator and University of Akron Professor, Penny Rakoff. Since we won’t have classes on Monday, Oct 10 to observe Columbus Day we’ve decided to meet at the gallery that day at 3:30pm for a tour. We can coordinate carpooling in class closer to the date.
Photographers have always understood that photographs possess intrinsic authenticity in the mind of the viewer. Contemporary artists, seizing upon this phenomenon, take delight in creating their own realities. Manipulation of the image can occur at many stages, from constructing or directing the scene, whether taken in the landscape or in the studio, to technical manipulation on the computer or in the darkroom. The work in Photo Fictions: Staged, Constructed and Altered Images is diverse in style, ranging from monumental to small scale and incorporates various processes.
This looks to be an exciting show with many notable photographic artists. The works in this exhibit come primarily from collectors Fred and Laura Bidwell and John Williams (see previous post), with additional work from a handful of other local artists and collectors.