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Landscape Photographer Emmet Gowin To Talk About His Work At The University Of Virginia Oct. 4

September 17, 2004 --

WHO: Emmet Gowin

WHAT: The Gladys S. Blizzard Lecture

WHEN: Monday, Oct. 4, 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: Campbell Hall, Room 158

Landscape photographer Emmet Gowin will present the University of Virginia Art Museum’s Gladys S. Blizzard Lecture about his work on Monday, Oct. 4, at 5:30 p.m. in Campbell Hall, Room 158.

In his black-and-white photographs, Gowin focuses on the beauty in disfigured, often unrecognizable landscapes to create images that resemble the brushstrokes of abstract expressionist paintings. His images bridge the space between the fantasy of the abstract and the physicality of the Earth.

An exhibit of Gowin’s work is on display in the museum through Oct. 15.

Raised in Danville, Va., Gowin received a B.F.A. from the Richmond Professional Institute (now Virginia Commonwealth University). Later he 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.

The Gladys S. Blizzard Lectures were created to honor 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.

Parking is available in the A6 lot at the end of Mad Bowl, across the street from the museum.

For information about the exhibit or the museum, call (434) 924-3592 or visit the museum Web site at: http://www.virginia.edu/artmuseum.

Contact: Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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