Tuesday, March 4, 2003

Photography Exhibit Explores The Living Character And Personality Of The Inanimate

Chestertown, MD, March 4, 2003 — Washington College's Department of Art is proud to host an exhibit of photography by Jennifer O'Neill, visiting assistant professor of studio arts. Titled “PHOTOGRAMS”, the exhibit is free and will be open to the public daily, 12 noon to 4 p.m., from Monday, March 17 to Saturday, March 22, in the College's Tawes Gallery, Gibson Performing Arts Center.
O'Neill received her BFA in photography from the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, DC, and her MFA in photography from the University of Delaware. She has taught numerous courses at the University of Delaware and is currently teaching photography and graphic design at Washington College. Her photography has garnered awards and been well received in both regional and national exhibitions. Her work has also been published in The Photo Review.
According to O'Neill, the photographs comprising “PHOTOGRAMS” explore the fine line that separates fantasy from reality, and the manner in which inanimate objects can be perceived to have a life, character and personality all their own. “I use miniature clothing as photographic subjects to suggest a series of characters free from particular human personages,” says O'Neill. “In a sense, I am attempting to free these inanimate objects from human subjects so that their own individuality can come through.”
A closing reception for the exhibit will held Thursday, March 20, at 4 p.m. in the Tawes Gallery, and the public is invited to attend.

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