Barton Art Galleries will Focus on Photography in “Homesweet, Homeland” Exhibition, Reception March 17

Barton Art Galleries will Focus on Photography in “Homesweet, Homeland” Exhibition, Reception March 17

WILSON, N.C. — March 1, 2022 — Pictures will be the concentration of “Homesweet, Homeland,” an remarkable exhibition of works opening in March in the Barton Art Galleries on the campus of Barton University. “Homesweet, Homeland” will attribute the images of Keith Dannemiller, artist-in-home on campus this spring semester. The exhibition will be on view from Monday, March 14, until finally Saturday, April 16.


On Thursday, March 17, the Barton Artwork Galleries and the Barton Faculty Close friends of Visible Arts will host an opening reception at 5 p.m. for “Homesweet, Homeland.” An artist lecture, showcasing Dannemiller, will observe at 6 p.m. These two occasions will be open to the community at no cost, and the community is invited to attend. Reservations will be necessary for the opening reception and lecture, and room will be limited. Social distancing and facial area masks also will be demanded when viewing this exhibition. To make reservations for this event or to take a look at the Barton Artwork Galleries on a future date, you should call Maureen O’Neill, director of exhibitions and academic programming, at [email protected] or 252-399-6476.


“After extra than 30 a long time residing outdoors the U.S., I returned in 2017 to photograph for a month in Wilson, N.C., as [an artist-in-residence] in the Eyes on Major Avenue Pictures Competition,” Dannemiller shared. “Subsequent visits during the subsequent four yrs gave me the opportunity to immerse myself in the spirit of the town and to visually look into and doc my impressions of the existence of all manner of Wilsonians—long-standing inhabitants and recent arrivals. By performing so, I want to style for myself from the unique, an concept of wherever just The usa, my homeland, just after all these decades, is, all through these tumultuous times.


Keith Dannemiller photo of La qquinceañera and one of her chambelanes rehearsing their dance moves in the living room“Comprised of 50 shade prints and 16 tintype portraits with accompanying interviews, “Homesweet, Homeland” is a private journey of rediscovery of The us and its crucial variety, in a area burdened by the baggage of custom, the vestiges of slavery, and the concentration of power in the arms of a several, but with the hope and likely to forge a new, a lot more inclusive community out of the manifold Souths of right now,” Dannemiller extra.


About the artist — 


Keith Dannemiller was born in Akron, Ohio, on May well 27, 1949, and educated in Catholic elementary and higher educational institutions. In 1971, he graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., with a B.A. diploma in Organic Chemistry and Mathematics. When performing as a investigate assistant in Biochemistry, he researched Pictures at San Francisco State College involving 1973 and 1975. He printed his very first photographs in the San Francisco Chronicle in 1976.


That exact same year, Dannemiller moved to Austin, Texas, where he commenced photographing for regional and state-wide media. There, he started the 1st of numerous photographic journeys to the north of México, in the space all around Espinazo, Nuevo Leon, where by he documented the pageant of the Niño Fidencio, a folks saint renowned in México all through the 1920s. In 1987, he resolved to stay and operate in México. A romantic relationship that started with the Mexican picture agency Imagenlatina in May well 1987, resulted in two excursions to the Center East (1988 and 1989) to go over the Palestinian Intifada.


His most current reserve, “Callegrafía,” is a portrait of the personal strangers who wander the streets of the Historic Centre of Mexico City each working day. His work is integrated in many public and personal collections, which includes: The Wittliff Collection of Southwestern and Mexican Pictures at Texas State College in San Marcos, Texas the Latin Americana Collection of the Bancroft Library at the College of California at Berkeley the Cushing Memorial Library of Texas A&M University in College or university Station, Texas, and the Center for Southwest Investigate and Unique Collections of the University of New Mexico Libraries, Albuquerque, New Mexico. He has exhibited his operate in galleries in the course of Mexico and internationally.


The Barton Art Galleries, positioned inside of Situation Artwork Constructing on the campus of Barton Higher education, is open Monday­-Thursday from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m., and Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or by appointment. For extra info or to reserve a time to stop by, be sure to get hold of Maureen O’Neill, director of exhibitions and instructional programming, at [email protected] 252-399-­6476. Barton Artwork Galleries requests website visitors to make a reservation in advance of their prepared stop by. Unique and modest group excursions may well be scheduled by reservation, and night and weekend times may possibly also be scheduled by ask for.