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‘Pastiche, Performance, Portraiture’ subject of Light Work lecture
‘Pastiche, Performance, Portraiture’ subject of Light Work lectureSeptember 03, 2008Jessica Heckmanjhheckma@syr.edu
Light Work will present a lecture, “Pastiche, Performance and Portraiture (and the Imponderable Hazards of Publishing Photographs),” by Gina Murtagh, Kim Waale and Julie Grossman, Monday, Sept. 8, at 6 p.m.
This event is presented in conjunction with Light Work‘s exhibitions “Images of a Girl, Images of a Woman” and “A Due Voci,” both featuring the work of Rita Hammond. Freelance photographer, curator and arts educator Murtagh has worked with Light Work and Syracuse University Press to publish a book on Hammond’s series “Images of a Girl, Images of a Woman.” Similarly, in 2003, sculptor and professor of art Waale, along with professor of English Grossman and associate professor of English Ann Ryan, published a book through Syracuse University Press featuring Hammond’s work from the “A Due Voci” series. The presenters will discuss Hammond’s work and the process of publishing photographs.
A nationally recognized artist and photographer, Hammond (1924-99) was a dynamic and greatly admired presence in the Central New York art community. With audacity, intelligence and humor, Hammond’s work reflected on major figures from the history of art and photography. “Images of a Girl, Images of a Woman” offers a body of photographs from Hammond’s longtime collaboration with Lynn Moser. The series juxtaposes images of Moser as a young girl in 1967 with images of her as a woman 20 years later, revealing the dramatic and intimate effects of time, reflected in both the subject and the perspective of the photographer.
The exhibitions and lecture are free and open to the public. Paid parking is available in the Marion Lot and the Booth Garage. Gallery hours are Sunday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and by appointment. To schedule an appointment, call Light Work, (315) 443-1300.
Light Work is a nonprofit, artist-run organization dedicated to the support of artists working in photography and electronic media. Light Work is a member of the Coalition of Museum and Art Centers at Syracuse University (CMAC). For more information about any of these exhibitions, contact Jessica Heckman at 315-443-1300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.