The exhibition “Intersection: Painting, Drawing, and Photography opened yesterday at the Suzanne H. Arnold Gallery at Lebanon Valley College, and will run until October 12th. There is a special opening reception next Friday September 5th, 5-7 p.m. Admission is free to gallery members and $10 for non-members.
This exhibition will examine the history of the complex intersection of painting and photography. In particular, the genres of portraiture and landscape will demonstrate how the two mediums have impacted each other from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. In the nineteenth century, artists such as Fitz Henry Lane, Thomas Eakins, and Edgar Degas used photography to support their painting process, while photographers such as Peter Henry Emerson and Edward Steichen attempted to elevate photography to an art form. In the twentieth century photo-realists such as Chuck Close and Ralph Goings were directly inspired by the unique vision of the camera.
Lecture: Dr. Sarah Gordon, American University, ” ‘The rich gifts it bestows’: Exchanges among Photography, Painting and Drawing,” Wednesday, September 17, 5 p.m., Zimmerman Recital Hall. This lecture is free and open to the public.
20th Anniversary of the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery: Please join us as we celebrate the Gallery’s 20th anniversary at Lebanon Valley College.
Reception: Friday, September 26, 5 – 7 p.m., Zimmerman Recital Hall.