2011 Summer-Fall Exhibitions


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Contact Sandy Todd 407.646.1595 or stodd@rollins.edu
May 16, 2011

 

CORNELL MUSEUM AT ROLLINS PRESENTS SUMMER/FALL 2011 EXHIBITIONS  

On View July 2 – October 9, 2011 

 

            Winter Park, FL – The Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College is pleased to announce four exciting exhibitions for the Summer-Early Fall 2011 season.

 

The Velvet Years:  1965-1967, Warhol’s Factory features a collection of photographs taken by Stephen Shore between 1965 and 1967.  These images depict the scene at Andy Warhol’s studio, the Factory.  Shore captures a time when Warhol was emerging as a prominent visual artist and avant-garde filmmaker.  The Factory that Shore depicts is populated with a diverse group of musicians, artists, actors, writers and aspiring cultural sophisticates. 

Stephen Shore's work has been widely published and exhibited for the past twenty-five years.  He was the first living photographer to have a one-man show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.  He has also had one-man shows at the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Art Institute of Chicago and has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.  His series of exhibitions at Light Gallery in New York in the early 1970s sparked interest in color photography and led the rebirth of the use of the view camera for documentary work.  Aperture has published two monographs of his photographs:   Uncommon Places and The Gardens at Giverny.  Stephen Shore currently serves as chairman of the photography department at Bard College.  He is represented by Pace/MacGill in New York City.

 

It’s Always Rock and Roll:  The Work of Photojournalist Janet Macoska showcases the work of  Cleveland-based photojournalist  Janet Macoska who, for more than 25 years, has been capturing some of rock and roll’s most legendary performers through the lens of her camera.   In 1974, Macoska began photographing many of the musicians who had their beginnings in Cleveland or found early notoriety there.   She has also traveled around the globe, shooting entertainment personalities, and her images have appeared in Creem, Rolling Stone, People, 16, Entertainment Weekly, the New York Times and the London Times.  Reflecting on her career in a recent interview with Black & White Magazine, Macoska said, "I know a lot of my photographs are going to be the images that will define what was going on at this important time in musical history.  Hopefully, people will see my photographs and feel some of the emotion and energy that the audience was hearing and seeing with me in those memorable moments."  Both The Velvet Years and It’s Always Rock and Roll were organized by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland, Ohio.

 

E. Brady Robinson's work is informed by a culture of instant and mobile image capture. She uses the camera to examine her environment and record fleeting moments of existence. E. Brady Robinson: Transfer is based on the concept of the drift – Drifting draws upon pure chance and opportunity for new and authentic experiences generated by different atmospheres from urban landscapes and new places. The snapshot aesthetic is utilized as means to quickly record, document and observe.

In Transfer, Robinson combines mobile image capture with the concept of the psychogeographic drift.  Psychogeography is “the study of precise laws and specific effects of geographic environments, consciously organized or not, on the emotions and behavior of individuals” coined by French Theorist Guy Debord. The installation is a mapping of geography encountered at home and abroad.  The artist's exploration of the formal qualities of the snapshot is met with rigorous editing and purposeful sequencing culled from over 1,000’s of images. The exhibition is a deliberate re-contextualization of sequential shots and describes a territory where the social/cultural landscape, personal experience and pure aesthetics meet.  This presentation of thirty photographic images is dynamic and site-specific, designed by the artist herself.

E. Brady Robinson received her MFA in Photography from Cranbrook Academy of Art (1996) and BFA in Photography from The Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland (1993). Robinson is Associate Professor in the MFA program in Studio Art & the Computer at the University of Central Florida. She maintains a studio in Washington, DC and Orlando, Florida.

 

The exhibition, Douglas Witmer:  I Found a Reason, brings together two series of intimate abstract works by Philadelphia artist Douglas Witmer.  Beginning with found materials, both bodies of work go in unique directions that differ surprisingly from the artist's usual reductive geometric paintings.  Produced over a span of more than ten years, Witmer did not release the works from the studio until 2010.  This exhibition marks the Florida debut for both series.  

Douglas Witmer's work has been exhibited internationally, including at such prestigious venues as MoMA PS1; The Painting Center, New York; The Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art; and the Bus-Dori Project Space, Tokyo, Japan.  He holds a BA from Goshen College and an MFA from The Pennysylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

 

Located on the campus of Rollins College near downtown Winter Park, the Cornell’s gallery hours are: Tuesday–Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday, 12 to 5 p.m. Admission is $5.00 for adults. Free to CFAM members, Rollins College faculty, staff, and all students with current ID, and children. For additional information, please call 407.646.2526 or visit cfam.rollins.edu

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