Department of Art and Design Patti & Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts

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Here you will find highlights from our program, including student and faculty exhibitions, events, and more...


DAVID WISCHER / TV BABY

"My work is heavily influenced by the absurdity of daily life. Television, the internet,current events, and technology are part of this absurdity. Images from the media, many of them iconic, become the set up to my visual punch line. I am simultaneously skeptical and celebratory of popular culture and mass media".


GARET MARTIN MFA EXHIBITION

"My work stems from a fascination with the innocuous events and articles, which I have experienced and encountered throughout my life; from discarded product packaging."

"My work stems from a fascination with the innocuous events and articles, which I have experienced and encountered throughout my life; from discarded product packaging."


LATOYA M. HOBBS

"Visual images influence the psychological frame work upon which identity is established; particularly the images that one sees of him or herself or those that are representative of their community. With this sensitivity to the importance of visual images in mind, I use the female figure to challenge past notions of identity concerning the black female body, deconstruct them, and resurrect an ideology grounded in positivity. My work is an investigation of the point where the notions of race, identity, and beauty intersect concerning women of African descent. In this exploration, women, those with whom I have personal and virtual interactions, play a role that is paramount, making them the source of my inspiration and an integral part of my creative process. "


[re]connect Postmodern Documentary Photography Documentary

Photography has long been perceived as a depiction of reality and truth. This form of photography was thought to be less of an art or expression of an idea, and more of a technical process of capturing the reality of a moment, an experience, or a situation. But the advent of the digital technology age in which images are constantly being manipulated, and the development of "in-between" genres, have made this simple perception inadequate. The symposium, to take place at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN, will include lectures and panel discussions by internationally recognized artists and art historians addressing the current trends in all or some of the following topics in postmodern documentary photography: Documentary Form, Documentary Subject Matter, Self Representation as New Reality, Challenging Ethical Norms, Digital Manipulation, Re-enactments, and Appropriation. It will seek to gain richer understanding of as well as to define what postmodern documentary photography is.

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