If there are as many artists’ depictions of the wonders of nature as there are stars in the sky, MTSU’s Baldwin Photographic Gallery has captured a few galaxies’ worth in its fall exhibit, “Constellation: Fifteen Fine Art Photographers,” open through Oct. 27.
Their ages, photographic styles and genres vary, but Baldwin Gallery curator Jackie Kerns Heigle says each “celebrates the unique qualities of the medium, often taking from or adding to many of [photography’s] 19th- and 20th- century processes, such as platinum/palladium, hand-colored gelatin silver, wet plate collodion, kallitype, gum dichromate, resin printing and contemporary pigment printing.
“The subject matter depicted includes starry skies and wonders of nature, man and animal — a constellation of inspiring works from exceptional artists,” adds Heigle, who also is a professor in MTSU’s Department of Media Arts.
The featured artists are:
- Susan Burnstine of Los Angeles, California.
- Debbie Fleming Caffery of Lafayette, Louisiana.
- Brigitte Carnochan of Portola Valley, California.
- Cy DeCosse of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
- Neil Folberg of Jerusalem, Israel.
- Coco Fronsac of Paris, France.
- Louviere + Vanessa (Jeff Louviere and Vanessa Brown) of New Orleans.
- Kurt Markus of Santa Fe.
- Norman Mauskopf of Santa Fe.
- Beth Moon of New York, New York.
- Jennifer Schlesinger, owner of the Obscura Gallery.
- Aline Smithson of Los Angeles.
- Caitlyn Soldan of Santa Fe.
- Keith Taylor of Minneapolis.
- Curtis Werhfritz of Toronto, Canada.
MTSU’s Baldwin Photographic Gallery, part of the university’s College of Media and Entertainment, is located in Room 269 on the second floor of the Bragg Media and Entertainment Building. A campus parking map is available at http://tinyurl.com/MTSUParkingMap.
Off-campus guests visiting the Baldwin Gallery should obtain a special one-day permit from MTSU’s Office of Parking and Transportation at www.mtsu.edu/parking/visit.php.
The gallery is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays when MTSU classes are in session.
Public tours can be arranged by contacting Heigle at firstname.lastname@example.org. Heigle recently accepted the Baldwin Gallery leadership from longtime photography professor and gallery curator Tom Jimison, who died Sept. 14.
— Gina E. Fann (email@example.com)