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Emmet Gowin Photographs
Wednesday, Sept. 1- Friday, Oct. 15

Gallery Talk
William Wylie, assistant professor,
U.Va. McIntire Department of Art
Saturday, Sept. 4, 2 p.m.

The Gladys S. Blizzard Lecture
Emmet Gowin
Monday, Oct. 4, 5:30 p.m.
Campbell Hall, Room 156

Disfigured, often unrecognizable landscapes are the subject of the exhibit, "Emmet Gowin Photographs," on display at the University of Virginia Art Museum beginning Wednesday, Sept. 1, and running through Friday, Oct. 15.

"Even when the landscape is greatly disfigured or brutalized, it is always deeply animated from within," Gowin says. This animation of the damaged landscape is as evident in the photographer’s black-and-white images as the brushstrokes of the abstract expressionist paintings they often resemble. The images bridge the space between the fantasy of the abstract and the physicality of the earth.
Gowin will present the Gladys S. Blizzard Lecture about his work on Monday, Oct. 4, at 5:30 p.m. in Campbell Hall, Room 156. Honoring the late Gladys Blizzard, who helped create the Museum's education program with her vision, compassion and wisdom, this annual series features a well-known member of the arts world.

Raised in Danville, Va., Gowin received a B.F.A. from the Richmond Professional Institute (now Virginia Commonwealth University) and later did graduate work at the Rhode Island School of Design, where he came into contact with photographers Harry Callahan, his mentor and teacher at RISD, and Robert Frank, whom he met in New York City.