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Thursday, January 21, 2016

SPE Southeast Regional Juried Photographic Exhibition and Awards at Lee Gallery, Clemson University

Tracy Fish, Postcards, Newberry, South Carolina, 
Archival Pigment Print, 2014, 20 x 30 inches.

Tracy Fish, Christa Bowden, Brian Culbertson, and Virginia Worrell were chosen by Byron Wolfe for Juror’s Choice Awards in the Society for Photographic Education Southeast Regional Juried Photographic Exhibit.  Each artist receives an award of 100 dollars.  Tracy Fish was chosen by the juror for special distinction, and was invited to exhibit a larger selection of five of her prints in the Southeast Regional Juried Photographic Exhibit now on display in Lee Gallery at Clemson University.

Tracy Fish is the invited artist and will be giving a talk in Lee Gallery on January 25 at 5:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. The Clemson University Department of Art and Lee Gallery are excited to host this dynamic exhibition and the excellent young photographer, Tracy Fish.
 

The exhibition of the Juried Exhibition is on view in Lee Gallery at Clemson University until January 28th.  This exhibition has been a partnership between the SPE Southeast Regional Conference in Greenville, SC, the Lee Gallery, the Clemson University Center for Visual Arts-Greenville, and the CU Department of Art.  Special thanks go to our juror Byron Wolfe.  The exhibition features the work of 37 artists and 41 images.  This exhibition represents an extraordinary range of work by Society for Photographic Education members from across the Southeast and the nation.  Those represented include professors, graduate and undergraduate students and independent artists.  The range of materials (from 19th century wet plate collodion to the digital drone) and styles (from the documentary to the fantastic) gives us an amazing cross-section of the diverse contemporary field of photographic work.

Special thanks go to conference organizers Rod Fincannon, at the Fine Arts Center High School in Greenville, and Zane Logan, at Greenville Technical College, and to Lee Gallery Director Denise Woodward-Detrich, and CVA-G Program Coordinator Kara Soper.  The exhibition was organized by Anderson Wrangle, Assistant Professor at Clemson University.


Photographers:

Tracy Fish, born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., received her MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts from Duke University (2015) and her BA in Art Studio from Coastal Carolina University (2012). She is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Visual Arts Department at Coastal Carolina University. Fish has won various awards and has exhibited both nationally and internationally. She was also featured on Oxford American’s: Eyes on the South for her collaborative work in the book “Chasing the Paper Canoe.”

Christa Bowden was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1975. She earned her MFA in photography from the University of Georgia and a BA in photography and film from Tulane University. She is an Associate Professor of Art at Washington & Lee University, where she started the program in photography in 2006. She has been the recipient of a Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship and a nominee for the Santa Fe Prize for Photography. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States in both solo and group shows, including at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the Center for Photography at Woodstock, and the Peninsula Museum of Art, among others.

Brian Culbertson is a photo-based artist currently living in Greenville, North Carolina. As a student of photography Brian has worked with everything from historic 19th century processes, to advanced digital image making technology. He creates images combining traditional and digital processes in an attempt to create work that focuses on the end result, the images created, and not the process used to create them. Brian recently started working towards his MFA Photography degree at East Carolina University in Greenville NC, with a projected completion date of May 2018

Virginia Worrell is currently attending Greenville Technical College.  She has received formal training in photography and will transfer to a four year school in the upcoming year to complete a BFA.

Juror: Byron Wolfe’s photographs connect his interests in time, change, and place. His work is widely exhibited and collected. He has received a fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation and is a recipient of the Santa Fe Prize for Photography. He is the author of Everyday: A Yearlong Photo Diary (Chronicle Books, 2007 and an Apple e-book, 2012), and a co-author of Yosemite in Time (Trinity University Press, 2005), and Third Views, Second Sights (Museum of New Mexico Press, 2004). Byron Wolfe is the Program Director for Photography at the Tyler School of Art Center for the Arts at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His personal web site is byronwolfe.com. His long-time collaborative work with Mark Klett can be seen on Klett&Wolfe.com and Thirdview.org.

The Rudolph E Lee Gallery is located at 323 Fernow St, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634 and is open Monday - Thursday 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.

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