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
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.
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
The Gladys S. Blizzard Lectures were created to honor
the late Gladys Blizzard, who helped create the museum's education
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
information about the exhibit or the museum, call (434) 924-3592
the museum Web site at: http://www.virginia.edu/artmuseum.
Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298