The exhibit, “Away Game,” is presented by the Ohio University Photography Program and will be open to area residents through Dec. 11. The artists whose work is in the exhibit include both faculty members and students from OU.
Faculty members Laura Larson and Mitchell Goodman are presenting work, and students Kim Crum, Elizabeth Dobson, Yurika Hirata, Ray Klimek, Dominic Lippillo, Mark Schoon and Leigh Wetterau are also having their artistic photographs included in the exhibit.
“We presented work that we were all currently working on,” Larson explained.
The exhibit does not have one central them, and was titled “Away Game” because the OU students are taking their work on the road to another campus, she said.
Larson added that the OU students saw one of the photographs of the legendary Bevo Francis basketball teams from Rio Grande in an exhibit at the Greer Museum earlier this fall and got the idea for the “Away Game” title from that photo.
The exhibit includes a wide range of outstanding photographs, and each image has its own meaning. Area residents who stop in to see the exhibit will enjoy looking over the work that these students and faculty members are doing.
“I think I would expect them to see that the faculty and students are producing a broad range of what we now call contemporary photography,” Larson said.
The exhibit also includes a “sound piece,” where visitors to the museum listen on headphones to a dialogue.
“It’s the first sound piece I’ve done,” Larson said.
She recently finished a film, and got the idea for this piece from her film.
“This is sort of a piece that I’ve been thinking about. It related to the film and related to my interest in photography,” Larson explained.
The idea behind the piece is that she told an actress from her film about her own high school boyfriend, and then asked the actress to repeat the story back to her while also embellishing parts of the story.
Those who listen to the sound piece are able to hear Larson asking the actress questions, and then picture in their mind the details of the story as the story is told.
The photographs in the “Away Game” exhibit feature a wide range of styles and also provoke different thoughts and emotions.
All of the work in the exhibit was produced this fall, and Larson is hoping that area residents will visit the Greer Museum and enjoy looking over the different artworks.
The Esther Allen Greer Museum is open to the public from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, and admission is free.
For more information on the exhibit or on the Greer Museum, call Jim Allen at (800) 282-7201. For additional information on upcoming events at Rio Grande, as well as information on the wide range of academic programs offered on the university’s scenic campus, log onto www.rio.edu.