double? Artist shows stereoscopic photography
By Jane Ford
a stereoscope -- a Victorian device for viewing pictures to make
them three-dimensional -- photographer Susan Lutz revives on old
tradition and gives a new look to contemporary city scapes and
interiors. Lutz, also a video artist and documentary film maker,
has created more than 200 stereoscopic cards which will be on
exhibit at the Fayerweather Gallery from Jan. 31 to Feb. 25.
card has two photographs side-by-side and taken simultaneously
from slightly different angles; viewing them through a stereoscope
allows the result to appear three-dimensional.
the opening reception Feb. 4 at 5:30 p.m., all 200 cards in the
collection will be available for viewing through various forms
of vintage viewers as well as other types of stereoscopic devices.
During the remainder of the exhibition the different parts of
the collection will rotate.
the assorted groupings of cards in the Susan Lutz Stereo View
Company collection are the Reproductive Cycle of the Amorphophallus
Titanum, Domestic Interiors, New York Rooftop Views, Flora and
Fauna, Stereoscopic Views of the Los Angeles Basin, Venetian Waterways
and Popular Views of the Los Angeles Basin.
who received her undergraduate degree from U.Va., also shows her
interest in the creations of times past in her documentary film
project in progress, "Sunday Dinner.² During a two-week residency
in February at U.Va.'s McIntire Department of Art, Lutz will be
teaching photography and film students, several of whom will have
an opportunity to work on "Sunday Dinner." They will
film activities on various farms and locations around the Shenandoah
Valley that document people performing daily tasks using techniques
that by today's standards would be considered old-fashioned.
activities "evoke memories of and a way of life which is
quickly disappearing," Lutz said. A love of the process and
the superiority of the finished product compel some people to
continue to make bread, churn apple butter and smoke country hams.
Lutz, who earned a master of fine arts from the Art Center College
of Design in Pasadena, will lecture on her work at 5 p.m. Feb.
10 in Room 160 Campbell Hall. Her photography and film/video works
have been exhibited internationally, including broadcast on The
History Channel and A&E networks.