"La Petit Mort" by Darren Lee Miller
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“(un)Truth” will open Wednesday, Feb. 25 from 4-5:30 p.m. with a gallery talk at 4:30 p.m. in the Digital Media Gallery of the Communications Building on the corner of Franklin and Fourth streets. The artists will also give a lecture on Thursday, Feb. 26 from 9:30-11 a.m. in the Fine Arts Lecture Hall on the Lycoming College campus. Both of these events are free and open to the public.
“(un)Truth” explores the unclear boundaries between perception and reality, fiction and nonfiction, provable and unprovable. Using photography, video, and computer programming, the three artists interrogate fixed notions of knowledge, experience, ritual, and how we know what we think we know. The show features work from three faculty members from Allegheny College: Darren Lee Miller, gallery director and assistant professor of art; Heather Brand, adjunct professor of photography; and Byron Rich, assistant professor of electronic and intermedia art.
Taking his cues from the metaphors seen in ancient mythology, renaissance painting, and contemporary photography, Miller undermines the power dynamics and roles that exist within depicted relationships to remind the viewer of familiar stories, but also to challenge expected meaning.
Brand’s photographs and video in the exhibit, “Same Difference,” explore our relationships with technology and how we may often unintentionally reflect them onto the world around us.
“Stewart St. +,” Rich’s work, considers human interpretations of place are contemporarily defined by an increasingly digitized intermediary. The work integrates a looped video with a downloadable application that viewers can play along with the video that augments the ways in which we experience a sense of place.
This exhibit will be on display from Feb. 25 – March 20. Visits are by appointment only. To schedule a visit, please contact Leah Peterson, associate professor of digital media, or Antonia Crook, gallery curator and adjunct faculty member.