The work of two of Villa Maria’s photography professors is on display in an Upstate New York invitational photography exhibition entitled “Continuing the Dialog: The State of Photography II.”
Michael Bosworth and Laura Snyder are among 29 photography artists and educators whose work was selected for the exhibit, which is currently on display in the Arts Center Gallery at Nazareth College in Rochester, New York.
The exhibit, which showcases the broad and expansive nature of the photography field, opened on October 2 and will run through November 13, 2020.
As part of the exhibit, Professors Snyder and Bosworth will participate in an artists’ talk on October 23, from 6-7 PM. As part of their discussion, Snyder and Bosworth will discuss the themes found throughout their images and the inspirations behind them.
Professor Snyder’s artist statement is as follows:
“Our existence has no foundation on which to rest except the transient present. Thus its form is essentially unceasing motion, without any possibility of that repose which we continually strive after.” Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 – 1860), German philosopher. The beauty, simplicity and abstract nature of these light patterns as well as their fleeting nature fascinate me. The sunlight, reflected off surfaces or through glass, is reminiscent of photograms, particularly their uniqueness. The light in these photographs lasts literally seconds and is dependent upon the time of day, time of year, and location. The ephemeral nature of these glimmers of light, color and shadow are what intrigue me the most. It is because they are fleeting that I feel a compulsion to capture them using photography. These small patches of light parody our own existence as transient human beings, moving through our lives in a state of constant flux.”
Nazareth’s Arts Center Gallery hours for the Fall 2020 semester are as follows:
- Wednesday and Thursday: 12 PM –5 PM
- Friday and Saturday: 12–7 PM
- Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday: Closed
For more information on studying photography at Villa Maria College, please visit the academic program page for photography.
The following images are three that Snyder submitted to the Continuing the Dialog: The State of Photography II Exhibit.
The following images are two that Professor Bosworth submitted to the Continuing the Dialog: The State of Photography II Exhibit. His works are entitled, “The House Has Gone Down and the Lamps Are Out” and “Globe, Great Salt Lake,” respectively.
Registration for the event can be found on the Art and Design Department Galleries’ page of Nazareth’s website. A recording of the talk will also be posted to this webpage after the event.