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"Eclectic Visions" Photography Invitational

  • November 3 - December 10, 2004z
  • Curated by Craig McMonigal
  • Reception: Thursday, November 11, 5-8 p.m. Gallery Lounge
  • Curator and Artist's Talk: Thursday, November 11, 7 p.m.

Five contemporary photographers from across the nation will offer an eclectic look into today's fine art photography during the "Eclectic Visions" Invitational exhibit, November 3 through December 10 at the Parkland Art Gallery. The exhibit is free and open to the public. 

Exhibit curator Craig McMonigal and participating artist Ryan Davis Flathau of South Bend, Indiana, will provide a free gallery talk on Thursday, November 11 at 7 p.m. in the gallery. Other exhibit artists include Dana Fritz of Lincoln, Nebraska; David Husom of Hager City, Wisconsin; Anna Tomczak of Lake Helen, Florida; and Carol Golemboski of Denver, Colorado.

McMonigal said the exhibit pieces were selected due to their visual interest, technical excellence, and representation of current photographic genres. "Each of these artists approaches photography in an individualized manner. This personal approach shows only a portion of the eclecticism prevalent in photography today. The resulting images are strong, beautiful, moving, and accessible to the viewer." 

Fritz's traditional black and white images of Japanese gardens exemplify simple beauty in formal photographs that contain the essence of peacefulness. Husom uses a mix of film and digital technology to produce large color images of typical rural interiors and exteriors. Flathau's landscapes are void of people yet contain elusive lights that give a hint of man's presence. Tomczak uses one of the five 20" x 24" Polaroid cameras in the world, transferring still-life images onto artist's paper during the development process to create a watercolor-like texture. Golemboski's work combines verre and photogram techniques to create photographs laden with symbolism.





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