Department of Art Presents ‘Oso Bay Biennial XVIII Documentary Photography Exhibition: Home’ through April 12

March 24, 2014

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – An opening reception on Thursday, March 20, kicked off the Oso Bay Biennial XVIII, “Documentary Photography Exhibition: Home,” which will remain on display through Saturday, April 12, in the Weil Gallery in the Center for Arts. The exhibit is free and open to the public to view.

The exhibition, held by the University’s Department of Art, showcases approximately 40 printed and 40 projected photographs all selected by guest juror Molly Roberts, an award-winning photography editor, consultant, and photographer.

"This exhibition is as varied as contemporary photography is varied,” said Barbra Riley, Professor of Art. “From the impressionistic portrait of a child by Caroline Lacey to the abstract quilt by Gaston Lacombe, we can experience this idea of storytelling from very different perspectives.”                               

With 20 years of experience in magazine and book publishing, Roberts has contributed to the content and aesthetic development of renowned publications such as The Washington Post Magazine, USA Weekend, and Smithsonian Magazine. Her special projects include books such as “Picture This” by Tipper Gore; “Gods, Gold, and Grandeur” by Paul Henry Walker; and “The Outdoor America” series by National Geographic Books.

Under the theme of “home,” this juried exhibition will showcase works highlighting conceptual and figurative reflections of domesticity, identity, and belonging, from local, national, and international perspectives. Roberts selected approximately 60 images from almost 500 submissions. A photo by Sara Lewkowicz of New York was selected by the juror as the grand prize winner.

“We have international submissions that allow us to expose a broad range of incredible art to the campus,” said Gallery Director, Dr. Laura Petican. “It was also a privilege to work with Molly Roberts.” 

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