Monday, April 6, 2009

On View thru 4/17: Seen In China

from Emily Davis Gallery


Seen in China will present historical photographic images and work by some of the most interesting photographers working in China today who address the profound social, political and environmental changes that have accelerated during the last twenty years.

Featured in the exhibition will be work by Linda Butler, Peikwen Cheng, Daniel Traub, Joseph Vitone and Garie Waltzer.

The exhibition is a multi-media event with artists’ photographic prints displayed in conjunction with digital projections of historical photographs by Chinese photographers. The Historical images on DVDs were organized in cooperation with FotoFest and FOTOFEST2008 - CHINA and its curators, Wendy Watriss and Frederick Baldwin. FotoFest is providing the DVD of Chinese photographers Zhuang Xueben, Sha Fei, Wang Shilong, Weng Naiqiang, and Xiao Zhuang whose work from the 1930's through 1970’s formed the historical section of Photography from China, 1934-2008 curated for FOTOFEST2008 - CHINA in Houston, Texas.

Curated by Professors Mark Soppeland, Penny Rakoff, and Rod Bengston, Director of University Galleries with special consultation and assistance by Dr. Barbara Tannenbaum, Director of Public Programs at the Akron Art Museum.

The Emily Davis Gallery is in Folk Hall, 150 E. Exchange St., on the UA campus. Folk Hall is the home of UA’s Mary Schiller Myers School of Art. Gallery hours are 10-5 Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday and 10-9 Wednesday and Thursday. For details call Rod Bengston at 330-972-5950.

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