"Contemplative Cameras" At The Kennedy

Updated Wed, Sep 5, 2012 1:40 pm
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Frederick Schreiber's, "Ash Cave, Ohio, 1981" is part of the "Contemplative Cameras" exhibit at The Kennedy Museum of Art.
Maureen Wagner talks with Edward Pauley and Jessica Law of The Kennedy Museum of Art

On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, Maureen Wagner talks with Edward Pauley and Jessica Law about upcoming events at Ohio University's Kennedy Museum of Art.

Contemplative Cameras, an exhibition of photographs from the Museum's Permanent Collections, will be on display Sept. 7, 2012 - Jan. 27, 2013.

The exhibition, which is in concert with events at over 50 other southern Ohio venues, is coordinated by FOTOFOCUS, a Cincinnati-based non-profit organization which celebrates the role of photography and lens-based art in contemporary culture.

"We're pleased to celebrate the medium of photography in exhibition as part of FOTOFOCUS activities," said Law. "The Kennedy Museum of Art Permanent Collection holds over 400 photographs and this exhibition showcases three artists from the collection who reference or use a similar photographic technique."

The exhibit will feature black and white work by photographers Kenji Kawano, A.J. Meek and Frederick Schreiber. Meek captures the vanishing Louisiana landscape of the sugar cane industry, Kawano’s photos (above) recognize Navajo Code Talkers who served in World War II and Schreiber’s work highlights the vast landscape of both Maine and Ohio.  

All three artists have strong connections to Ohio University and the Kennedy Museum of Art. Both Meek and Schreiber are OU alumni and Kawano’s photographs were first exhibited at the Museum in 2002 which were also published in his book, Warrior: Navajo Code Talkers.

Visit www.ohio.edu/museum for more information about Contemplative Cameras and upcoming exhibits.

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Kennedy Museum of Art Collection
A.J. Meek, "Mr. Wilron Pryor with Cat, Rosedale, LA, 1984"