Founded in 1977, the Wellington B. Gray Art Gallery is an integral part of the School of Art and Design’s educational mission. The Gray Gallery provides educational programming for students and the community through six to eight exhibitions each year and numerous symposia and lectures by visiting artists and curators. The collections that the Gallery and School of Art and Design maintain includes a significant collection of western and central African art, Baltic ceramics, the Dwight M. Holland collection, a major and on-going donation of contemporary ceramics and a suite of Larry Rivers prints.
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Image : Constructed : Constructed : Image
Light radiates in all directions
September 5 - October 11, 2014
Gallery Reception: Friday, September 5, 5:00 PM
The Wellington B. Gray Gallery of the East Carolina University School of Art and Design is proud to announce two photography exhibitions, Image : Constructed :: Constructed : Image and Light radiates in all directions. The opening reception for both shows is Friday, September 5, at 5:00 p.m.
Image : Constructed :: Constructed : Image in the main gallery of the Gray Gallery is curated by SoAD photography faculty member Angela Franks Wells. This national invitational photography exhibition features the work of twelve artists from eleven states and Canada. The artists in the show are Thomas Allen, Tracy Longley-Cook, KK DePaul, Amy Friend, Amy Theiss Giese, Dan Herrera, Aspen Hochhalter, Heidi Kirkpatrick, Louviere and Vanessa, Emma Powell, Liz Sales and Kris Sanford.
The artists' work encompasses a wide range of photographic processes: cyanotype, gum bichromate, type C color prints, digital pigment prints, images on found objects and mixed media. In describing the exhibition, Angela Franks Wells said," Over 300 million photographs are uploaded to Facebook every day.We will take more than 380 billion pictures this year. Our society is consumed with the activity of taking pictures. As an artist and educator, I am deeply invested in the practice of making photographs, rather than taking them. The twelve artists in this exhibition exemplify the diverse nature of contemporary photographic practice. They make photographs; from creating the subject of the photograph to building the camera to making images without a camera; these artists are constructing the image. The image constructs conversation and challenges our ideas of what makes a photograph—well, a photograph. "
Light radiates in all directions is installed in the Special Collections Gallery at the back of the Gray Gallery. Curated by Tom Braswell, interim director of the Gray Gallery, the exhibition features the work of seven southeastern photographers who exhibited together previously in the Photon Rangers exhibition in 1999. The work of Crista Cammaroto, W. Cameron Dennis, Jessica Hines, Gil Leebrick, Jackie Leebrick, John Scarlata and Sam Wang represent varied aesthetic and technical approaches to the medium of photography. Curator Tom Braswell stated, "At the intersection of art and science and the interpenetration of physics and metaphysics the one light is revealed through each individual vision."
The Wellington B. Gray Gallery is located off of 5th and Jarvis Streets on the campus of East Carolina University in the Jenkins Fine Arts Center. Summer gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. The gallery is closed for all University holidays. Jenkins Fine Arts Center is handicapped accessible. Parking for the reception is available in the lot surrounding Jenkins Fine Arts Center.
For more information, please contact Tom Braswell, Interim Gallery Director, at (252) 328-6336.