‘Vacant Spaces,’ ‘The Portrait in Print’ open Jan. 19 at Eisentrager•Howard

Jan 15th, 2009 | By | Category: Uncategorized

The Eisentrager•Howard Gallery in Richards Hall hosts two new photography exhibits – “Vacant Spaces” and “The Portrait in Print” – in January.

Both exhibits open Jan. 19. A First Friday reception is 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 6 in the gallery.

“Vacant Spaces: Memory and Implied Presence in Contemporary Photography” is a curatorial project by Rosemary Burk, a senior fine and performing arts major. The exhibit is part of Burk’s senior thesis and a UCARE research project. The exhibit is part of Lincoln PhotoFest.

Burk’s exhibition features photography by Toni Pepe, Jennifer Little and Rebecca Sittler-Schrock. It is a collection of photographs that imply a human presence in domestic interiors through multiple visual methods. Embedded in this work are the issues surrounding the role of the home as the keeper of personal memory.

Pepe Art
“Untitled” by Toni Pepe. Featured in “Vacant Spaces” at the Eisentrager•Howard Gallery in Richards Hall.

Little teaches photography at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif. The work shown in the exhibition is from her “Transience” series.

Pepe’s work is from her “Angle of Repose” series.

Sittler-Schrock teaches at California State University-Long Beach. The work featured in “Vacant Spaces” is from her “A Spectacle and Nothing Strange” series.

“The Portrait in Print: From the Collection of McHenry County College, Illinois” is from the Portraits in Print Collection, the largest part of McHenry County College’s permanent art collection. They were received as a gift from Mary and Charles Liebman that now includes more than 200 prints.

Eichenberg print
PRINT PORTRAIT – Art in “The Portrait in Print” exhibition includes this image, “Fyodor Dostoevsky” by Fritz Eichenberg.

Some of the more recognizable names of artists represented in the collection are Edouard Manet, Salvador Dali, Paul Cezanne, Fritz Eichenberg, Toulouse Latrec, and Andy Warhol.

Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m., Monday to Thursday.

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