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2019 Light Work Transmedia Photography Annual on View
Light Work announces the 2019 Transmedia Photography Annual exhibition, featuring photographs by seniors from the art photography program in the Department of Transmedia in the College of Visual and Performing Arts.
The exhibition will be on view in the Hallway Gallery at Light Work from Jan. 14–March 1. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, Jan. 31, from 5-7 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Light Work is located in the Robert B. Menschel Media Center.
The exhibiting artists are Pat Boland, Chloe Conklin Woodrow, Mollie M. Crandell, Catherine E. Doherty, Nicolo Orson Gilmore, Charlotte Lester, Nick Polyzoides, Tyanna Asia Seton, Siyaka Taylor-Lewis and Junxiu Wang.
Barbara Tannenbaum, chair of prints, drawings and photographs, and curator of photography at the Cleveland Museum of Art, served as juror to select images for Best of Show and Honorable Mention awards. Tyanna Seton took Best of Show and Honorable Mentions went to Mollie M. Crandell, Charlotte Lester and Siyaka Taylor-Lewis.
“Beginning artists, whether painters, writers or photographers, are often told to start by making art about the things they know. But it is hard to see one’s backyard, family member, friend or neighborhood, with fresh eyes,” Tannenbaum says. “Harder still to bring the viewer—who is a stranger—into that world and make them feel like a participant rather than a voyeur. Yet that is what Tyanna Seton, Mollie Crandell, Charlotte Lester and Siyaka Taylor-Lewis have accomplished. Each chose to address one of the most complex subjects: the human condition.”
Professor Laura Heyman, of the Department of Transmedia, notes the importance of the annual collaboration. “In addition to giving students the space to imagine how their thesis work might develop over the following months, the TRM Annual show introduces their work to their peers, the local community, and the renowned curators and critics who jury the exhibition.”