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Faculty/Student Collaborative Photography
Exhibit Opens at UW-Eau Claire
MAILED: Dec. 12, 2001
EAU CLAIRE — A new photography exhibit, "New Context, New Scale" will be on display Thursday, Dec. 13-22 at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. The exhibit features large scale color photos and collages, the results of a faculty/student collaborative grant awarded by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs to senior Jenn Lassa, an art/photography major from Wisconsin Rapids, and professor of art Steven Terwilliger.
The works are hung in the Skylight Lounge of Davies Center and in the grand corridor of McIntyre Library. A brown bag reception at noon Thursday, Dec. 13, will begin in the Skylight Lounge and then move, at 12:20 p.m., to McIntyre Library.
According to Terwilliger, the collaboration came about because both he and Lassa are very active photo-based artists and they thought it would be interesting to bring together their two very different ways of working to see if the contrast in styles would add a new dimension to their work.
"Jenn has done a large number of works that get very close to a subject and space - to the point where they become abstracted and often less recognizable. My work has been mostly centered on reassembling isolated objects or part of objects into a new object or scene. Jenn's work has been strongly full picture space and mine more isolated recognizable objects on a background," Terwilliger said.
Another important aspect of the project, Terwilliger said, is that all the works are large-scale inkjet prints that take advantage of the new large-scale archival printers. His work is done entirely from digital camera photographs and Lassa's are all taken with color film and scanned for printing and combining.
"I was very excited to work with Steve and challenge myself this semester," said Lassa. "We definitely work in very opposite ways, so the combination of our images is very contradictory. But because we work differently we learned a lot from each other. I hope many other artists will have this incredible opportunity in the future."
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Dec. 12, 2001