Contemporary photography comes in focus in latest Stein Galleries exhibit

"Empire Falling 6"

"Empire Falling 6" (2012, digital chromogenic print on metallic paper) by Elena Dorfman, Sara M and Michelle Vance Waddell, courtesy of Elena Dorfman

More than 70 photographs by world-class artists are featured in the latest exhibition at Wright State University’s Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries.

The photographs in “Exposure” represent a wide breadth of aesthetic, conceptual and technical approaches to the medium.

The exhibit is on display now through Oct. 12. A public reception will be held Sunday, Oct. 5, 3–5:30 p.m. in the gallery in the Creative Arts Center.

“Exposure” includes works from controversial and iconic figures such as Andy Warhol and Carolee Schneeman showcasing a comprehensive range of subjects, processes and themes employed within the last 60 years. Social and cultural issues such as race, gender, traditions and movements are often explored in these works.

The exhibit is a part of the larger Cincinnati-based 2014 FotoFocus Biennial, a month-long celebration of photography and lens-based art in which Stein Galleries is a participating venue. FotoFocus features special exhibitions, lectures, panel discussions, screenings and performances during October.

“Tethered Sky” (2005, photogravure) Aileron Company Collection, courtesy of Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison

“Tethered Sky” (2005, photogravure) Aileron Company Collection, courtesy of Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison

In addition to exhibiting photographs from the Stein Galleries’ permanent collection, supplemental works are loaned from the Dayton Art Institute, Aileron, Sara M. and Michelle Vance Waddell, and Ben Montague and Jenn Farrington. More information is available at fotofocusbiennial.org.

Stein Galleries is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 4 p.m. All gallery events are free and open to the public.

All visitor parking areas on campus are free and parking at the Creative Arts Center is unrestricted after 4:30 p.m. Fridays and weekends. A dedicated parking space for gallery patrons is available during school hours.

Exposure is made possible with support by individual supporters, the College of Liberal Arts, Wright State’s Ohio Center of Excellence in Collaborative Education, Leadership and Innovation in the Arts (CELIA) and the Ohio Arts Council.

For more information on upcoming events and exhibitions or for driving directions, please contact the galleries at (937) 775-2978 or visit wright.edu/artgalleries.

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