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SVAD Elizabeth M. Marion Visiting Artist Exhibition Opening Reception

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 5:00pm

Location: McMaster Gallery

Artist: Meggan Gould, Elizabeth M. Marion Visiting Artist

Her work primarily seeks to visualize the act of seeing in new ways, using photographs and the act of photographing as a departure point. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she studied anthropology, the SALT Institute for Documentary Studies, where she studied non-­fiction writing, and Speos (Paris Photographic Institute), where she finally began her studies in photography. She received her MFA in photography from the University of Massachusetts -­ Dartmouth. She taught at Speos (Paris Photographic Institute), Kutztown University, and Bowdoin College, and has taught at the University of New Mexico since 2012. She was a resident at Light Work in 2009, and her work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and internationally. She writes: “The Bureau of Visual Instruction is an ongoing, open-­ended dissection of photographic vision. The material culture (and language) of photographic education began to seep directly into my studio practice a few years ago, and I find that I can no longer untangle the two. This exhibition includes photographs and unique objects, representing a long-­term investigation of photographic vision, skewed towards failures, accidents, and mistakes, both deliberate and accidental. I look to examine the control that technology exerts upon us, the assumptions we make as we engage with technologies of vision. It is simultaneously a love letter to the most prosaic aspects of the medium and an obsessive, joyful critique of rules.”

Sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Visual Art and Design