Wednesday, Sept. 1- Friday, Oct. 15
William Wylie, assistant professor,
U.Va. McIntire Department of Art
Saturday, Sept. 4, 2 p.m.
The Gladys S. Blizzard Lecture
Monday, Oct. 4, 5:30 p.m.
Campbell Hall, Room 156
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 photographers
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.