News: Lucinda Devlin: Sightlines, January 28, 2017

Lucinda Devlin: Sightlines

January 28, 2017

Lucinda Devlin's photographs, in her retrospective exhibition at the Weatherspoon Art Musem, Greensboro, NC, serve as social commentaries on timely and socially relevant issues such as personal rights, the death penalty, and agribusiness. An internationally recognized American photographer who now lives in Greensboro, Devlin began her career in the 1970s during the genesis of color photography in America. At the time, she took up not only color photography, but also the artistic approach that she continues to this day, one that emphasizes an objective or neutral point of view. Devlin also discovered her preferred subject matter: psychologically charged spaces absent of any human figures yet nonetheless signaling contemporary public and private life. Her earliest series, Pleasure Ground, featured droll images of thematic hotel rooms. Subsequent series (Habitats, Subterranea, Corporal Arenas, Field Culture, and Lake Pictures) have continued to probe the meaning of place at such sites as zoos and amusement parks, tanning salons and health spas, hospitals and funeral homes, agricultural facilities and open fields, and lastly, Lake Huron's shoreline. Her most provocative and best known series, The Omega Suites (so named after the final letter of the Greek alphabet), proffered emotive images of sterile execution chambers and the apparatuses associated with them. 

News: Mike Smith: Parting Shots, January  3, 2017

Mike Smith: Parting Shots

January 3, 2017

New works by Mike Smith, photography professor in the Department of Art & Design at Eastern Tennessee State University. Retiring this year, 2017, Mike has been teaching and mentoring students since 1981. Parting Shots is on view January 3-March 20, 2017 at the Reece Museum, ETSU. A reception will be held on Thursday, January 26 from 5 to 7 p.m.