Monday, September 29, 2008

Photographs by Mary C. Rhodomoyer in Elkins Hall

*from September 29 to October 10

Mary C. Rhodomoyer received her MFA in photography from Tyler School of Art in May 2004. She spent several years as both a sculpture major and ceramics major primarily interested in the human condition and installation earthworks. She is employed at Tyler School of Art, Temple University Center City as an Adjunct Assistant Professor and Arcadia University as an Adjunct Professor. She exhibits her work in juried, group and solo exhibitions and enjoys collaborative projects. Recent exhibitions include select works from her series “Site Unseen” a solo exhibition in Ardsley Pennsylvania and a recent juried exhibition "Works on Paper" at Main Line Art Center in Haverford Pennsylvania.

Photographic Series in Progress: Site Unseen & Natural Selections
My photographic projects reflect an intention to capture and explore the subtle but observable changes that happen in natural settings. The landscapes act not as visual observable fact but consider the idea of observation itself. The quality of the landscape is evoked through light and atmospheric conditions. Atmospheric reduction in visual information gives the images a mood and space, a portal for looking that leaves the viewer with the potential for observation and ultimately with themselves. Additional information in the landscape becomes a metaphor for the disruption of that state of being and explores stories regarding a state of paradise lost with the disruption of knowledge and thought. Influences originate from Japanese printmaking and photography, painting, eastern philosophy, and ideas concerning both affinity and the infinite.

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