Jock Sturges: Image Presentation and Artist Lecture
Thursday, March 8, 7 PM
Richland College is pleased to present renowned photographer Jock Sturges at 7 p.m. on March 8 in the Fannin Performance Hall (f102).
Richland College continues its commitment to excellence in photography by bringing world-class photographers to campus to interact with students over the course of a day concluding with a free public lecture, reception and book-signing. Past participants in this distinguished series include Ralph Gibson, Mary Ellen Mark, Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor, Joyce Tenneson, Keith Carter, and Arno Minkkinen. Sturges, known for his sublime photographs of the female nude, will address ideas of beauty and biography in art. This presentation will contain images that may not be suitable for younger or more sensitive audiences.
Sturges’ talk at Richland College will draw on the wider cultural and academic context of his photography, grounding his work in the history of art, while delving into his interests in perceptual psychology and anthropology. For Sturges, it is important to understand, “how vital it is for aspiring artists in any medium to be well and broadly educated in art history specifically and in all culture more generally.”
Sturges, a highly published and exhibited photographer, received his BFA from Marlboro College in 1974 and his MFA in photography from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1985. Currently he is working as a fine art photographer in California, Washington state, Ireland, The Netherlands, and the Atlantic coast of France. He is also a commercial freelance photographer specializing in fashion and classical dance and a contributing editor to various photography magazines. Locally, he had a solo exhibition at Photographs Do Not Bend in Dallas in 2001. His most recent monograph, Notes, as well his earlier acclaimed books, The Last Days of Summer and Radiant Identities, will be available for sale at the book signing.
MAP to Fannin Performance Hall
Lecture and image presentation by Smudge Studio
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The McKinney Ave. Contemporary, Feb 13, 6:30 PM
Elizabeth Ellsworth and Jamie Kruse of Smudge Studio spoke at the Brazos Gallery and The MAC on Monday, Feb 13, 2012.
Engaging the students, faculty, and public the lectures encouraged a re-thinking of our conceptions of both time our place within the present moment. Delving into their practice as a both a conceptual and physical interaction with sites as a way to blur boundaries, the artists delivered a novel approach to art through research and a holistic, long term approach to our current time period and possible futures. The artists answered several questions from the audience, generating an insightful discourse into possibilities.
Mary Ellen Mark: Artist’s Lecture and Image Presentation
Followed by a reception, book sale and book signing
7 p.m., Thurs., Oct. 28
Fannin Performance Hall, F102
Presented by Richland College Photography
Thursday, October 1
Fannin Performance Hall (F-171)
Lecture and Book Signing
Richland College presents a lecture and presentation by photographers Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor, husband and wife artists. The event is sponsored by the Richland College Photography Presentation Series, the Office of Student Life, and the Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts Division.
Jerry Uelsmann received his B.F.A. degree at the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1957 and his M.S. and M.F.A. at Indiana University in 1960. He began teaching photography at the University of Florida in Gainesville in 1960. He became a graduate research professor of art at the university in 1974 and is now retired from teaching. Uelsmann received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1967 and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1972. He is a Fellow at the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain, a founding member of The Society of Photographic Education and a former trustee of the Friends of Photography. Uelsmann’s work has been exhibited in more that 100 individual shows in the United States and abroad over the past 40 years.
Maggie Taylor graduated from Yale University in 1983 with a B.A. degree in philosophy. In 1987 she received an MFA in photography from the University of Florida. After 10 years of creating vibrant color still-life images with a view camera, Taylor began to work with the computer in 1996. By placing objects directly on the glass top of the scanner, she is able to create a unique type of digital image that has some photographic qualities. Many of the images feature portions of her drawings, as well as found objects and bits of old tintype photographs. Taylor’s still-life photographs and digital images have been exhibited in more that 80 one-person exhibitions throughout the U.S. and in Europe. In 1996 and 2001 she received one-year State of Florida Individual Artist’s Fellowships.
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