ECU Tenth Photographic Image Biennial Exhibition

George Daneil, Paper Target

George Daneil, Paper Target

Top art school exhibit is featured at Eastern Carolina University.

Eastern Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina houses one of the regions top MFA granting art schools.  With multiple art galleries, the top art exhibits from ECU encompass works of art ranging from photography, ceramics, paintings, and sculpture - to name a few.  This month, through March 10th, ECU is featuring their Tenth Annual Biennial Exhibition.  This North Carolina art exhibit brings photographers from around the country.

Scott McRae,  Inner Light

Scott McRae, Inner Light

Tenth Photographic Image Biennial Exhibition
February 16- March 10, 2017
Lecture by Juror:  Jessica Hines
Thursday, February 16,2017, 5:00 PM, Speight Auditorium
Exhibition Reception to Follow

The Wellington B. Gray Gallery is proud to announce that the Tenth Photographic Image Biennial Exhibition will be on view in the School of Art and Design from February 16 through March 10, 2017.  The exhibition juror, Jessica Hines, will give a lecture on her work and announce awards on Thursday, February 16 at 5:00 PM in Speight Auditorium.  An opening reception honoring the artists will follow in the Gray Gallery.  The lecture and reception are free and open to the public.

Douglas Prince,  Picture Frame #12

Douglas Prince, Picture Frame #12

Juror Jessica Hines chose 85 works by 30 artists from across the country for inclusion in the exhibition covering the range of photographic processes, including the now dominant digital imaging, traditional black and white and color photography, antiquarian and alternative processes. The artists in the exhibition are: Diana H. Bloomfield, Richard Buswell, Aaron Blum, Chris Cardelli, Bridget Conn, George Daniel, Catherine Day, Gloria Defillips Brush, Alex Delapena, Colleen Fitzgerald, Palo Herbert, David N. Hyman, Megan Jacobs, Stephen Marc, Scott McRae, R. LeightonMcWilliams, Bridget Milligan, Julie Mixon, Tim Mize, Jeff Murphy, Elizabeth O’Connor, Douglas Prince, Holden Richards, Mary Robnett, Heather Evans Smith, John Steck, Jr., Robert Sulkin, Ani Tung, Caroline Waterman and Morgan Ford Willingham.

Robert Sulkin,  Man and Beast

Robert Sulkin, Man and Beast

Artist and storyteller Jessica Hines, uses the camera’s inherent quality as a recording device to explore illusion and to suggest truths that underlie the visible world. At the core of Hines’ work lies an inquisitive nature inspired by personal memory, experience and the unconscious mind. Hines began to cultivate her creative disposition early in life and her love of the arts led her to attend Washington University in St. Louis, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Continuing to pursue her interests, she studied photography at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she received a Master of Fine Arts degree.

Hines most recently won 1st Place in the Kuala Lumpur International PhotoAwards, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1st Place in NEXT: New Photographic VisionsCastell Photography Gallery, curated by Elizabeth Avedon, Asheville, North Carolina, The Kolga Award for Best Experimental Photography, KolgaTbislisi Photo in Tbilisi, Georgia, Humanitarian Documentary Grant in the WPGA Annual, Pollux Awards, juried by Philip Brookman, Chief Curator and Head of Research at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC, First Prize in Fine Art Portfolio in the World Wide Photography Gala Awards, Grand Prize for portfolio in the Lens Culture International Exposure Awards 2010 and her work was exhibited in the New York Photo Festival 2011 in Subjective/Objective, curated by Elisabeth Biondi, New York, New York.Jessica Hines is a professor and member of the art faculty at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia.

Tom Braswell, interim director, said of the Tenth Biennial sponsored by the Gray Gallery, “The first Photography and Digital Image Exhibition in the Wellington B. Gray Gallery was organized by Gil Leebrick, Director, and held in February 1997.  The exhibition’s first juror, Olivia Parker, chose a show that was ecumenical in its diversity of photo-based media.  Subsequent jurors Evon Streetman, Robert Fichter, Maggie Taylor, Mark Klett, Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison, Keith Carter, Sam Wang and Burk Uzzlecontinued the selection of a wide range of aesthetics for the exhibition.  In keeping with that tradition, this year’s show is an overview of the pluralism of practice in contemporary photographic art.”

The Wellington B. Gray Gallery is located off of Fifth and Jarvis Streets on the campus of East Carolina University in the Jenkins Fine Arts Center.  Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM and Saturday 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.  The gallery is closed for all University holidays.  Jenkins Fine Arts Center is handicapped accessible. 

For more information, please contact Tom Braswell, Interim Gallery Director, at (252) 328-1312.  www/ecu.ecu/art/