WILLIAMSPORT — Huge photos in a loaded colour palette evoking traditional 17th century Dutch still-existence paintings offer an exploration into modern-day-day obsessions with technological gadgets in “Tech Vanitas,” on display in The Gallery at Penn School Oct. 21 by way of Nov. 23.
The solo exhibition of Jeanette May’s fantastically made illustrations or photos incorporates a reception commencing at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, with an artist’s talk at 5:30 p.m., in the gallery on the 3rd floor of the Madigan Library at Pennsylvania College of Technology.
“Beyond causing viewers to imagine about the previous and questioning what the foreseeable future will maintain, Jeanette May’s substantial-scale photographs elevate the standing of formerly mundane objects with their color and sharpness,” explained Penny Griffin Lutz, gallery director.
“Tech Vanitas” addresses the modern day pressure concerning the need for know-how and the anxiety encompassing technological obsolescence. In an age crammed with products that make domestic lifetime faster, a lot easier and far more sophisticated, individuals pick out from an astounding array of tech items, and the more buyers yearn to preserve latest, the extra objects are generated, eaten and discarded. What was when slicing-edge technology before long gets outdated, embarrassing, collectible or neglected.
May’s carefully raveled compositions of trendy objects allude to historical paintings, solution pictures and promoting imagery. The artist aims to honor lovely style and design although also stacking merchandise in assemblages meant to stir anxiety in the viewer. Juxtaposing old and new gizmos, her operates advise the passing of time and encourage nostalgia.
May well teaches at the Global Center of Images in New York Town and lives in Brooklyn. She been given her Grasp of Fantastic Arts in images from California Institute of the Arts and her Bachelor of Good Arts in painting from the College of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She has been given many grants and fellowships, like awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York Metropolis Department of Cultural Affairs, Illinois Arts Council, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, and Ms. Basis. Her work has been exhibited internationally, like in China, Greece and Spain.
Works from “Tech Vanitas” were exhibited in the Bryant Park subway station in New York Metropolis from January 2020 to May perhaps 2021. May’s image series not long ago gained major honors in the skilled nonetheless lifestyle and abstractions group at the 14th yearly Julia Margaret Cameron Awards.
“Tech Vanitas” is the second show in The Gallery at Penn College’s 2021-22 time. Serving as an educational resource for Penn School students and a cultural asset to the neighborhood, the gallery is focused to selling art appreciation by exhibitions of present-day art.
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