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VIEW THE EXHIBITION Ι 3/9 - 3/27.2020
SWIFT GALLERY ι BREIDENSTINE HALL (3rd Floor)
Reception ι 3/10.2020 from 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Artist Talk ι 6:30 pm
Gallery Hours ι Standard business hours for Swift Gallery are Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Hours are subject to vary in accordance with University established holidays (below) and the reception, gallery talk/s or awards ceremony.
About the Exhibition ...
The idea of value was a major part of my work from the beginning. What gives artwork its value? Is it the amount of time or money someone spent making their work or the amount of technical skill they had to learn and use to create their work or the sheer beauty of the work itself? I always found the process of pinhole photography to be beautiful. I knew from the start I wanted to use pinhole photography to demonstrate its capabilities. The reason I chose to use easily recognizable household objects instead of specially built pinhole cameras is because I wanted to show how easy it is to convert common objects into cameras. I also wanted to repurpose other people's trash to give these objects a new life and a new value.
The subject of the photos are scraps of metal that I turned into temporary still life sculptures. This was the best way to demonstrate how each of these cameras adds their own unique filter into an image by warping patterns and stretching the metal. Cameras are often mistaken for recording reality, but I think, just as people do, they record things from their own perspective.
About the Artist ...
INFO FORTHCOMING ...
- New Year’s Day - observed 01/01 (Monday)
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - 01/15 (Monday)
- Memorial Day - 05/28 (Monday)
- Independence Day - 07/04 (Wednesday)
- Labor Day - 09/03/18 (Monday)
- Thanksgiving Day - 11/22 (Thursday)
- Day after Thanksgiving Day - 11/23 (Friday)
- Christmas Day - 12/25 (Tuesday)
- 12/26 (Wednesday) - 12/31 (Monday)
- New Year’s Day (2019) - 01/01/19 (Tuesday)
Directions & Parking
DIRECTIONS - GOOGLE MAPS
To the MU Police Station for a Parking Permit ... As you drive down N. George Street, on the right, you will see signage on a brick wall welcoming you to Millersville University. This is the intersection of N. George Street & W. Cottage Avenue. If you make a right, you will find the University Police Station . Please stop in to request a free daily parking pass from the attendant at the main desk. This parking pass will be valid for white lines spaces only.
To Swift Gallery ... As you proceed down George Street. On the left, you will see the Sugar Bowl which will put you on Normal Avenue. At this turn, you will see a campus street sign for "Breidenstine Hall" (Department of Art & Design). Stop at the first Stop Sign and proceed straight. You will pass Biemesderfer Stadium and Chryst Field on your left hand side. A little further on the right you will see a square brick building with teal and white placards with the words "Art & Design". This is Breidenstine Hall, your destination of 46 E. Frederick Street. Sykes Gallery will be on the ground level of this building. Please address the department secretary in room 101 for access to the entrance for handicap accessibility.
To the Bus Parking Lot ... West Cottage Ave & North George St.
PARKING PERMITSDaily campus parking permits are required before 4:00 pm and available at the campus Police Station in Lebanon House on 237 N. George St., Millersville, PA 17551. These permits will only be valid for white, not yellow lined spaces. The station is open from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. (717) 871-4357.
Contact Us ...
DEPARTMENT OF ART & DESIGN
46 East Frederick Street
Millersville, PA 17551
Secretary ι Mrs. Kate Kinney
Main Office ι Room 101 - Ground Level
Hours ι Monday-Friday (8:00 am - 4:00 pm)
Email ι email@example.com
Phone ι 717.871.7249
Fax ι 717.871.7929