Black Deserts/Welsh Tips, featuring the work of Ohio University Professor Ray Klimek, will be on display at Marietta College’s Hermann Fine Arts Center, from Sept. 9-Oct. 2.
There will be an opening reception from 6-8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 9, on the Third Floor Gallery. The exhibition and opening is free and open to the public, with regular gallery hours of 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday through Friday, 1-10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
The exhibit also fits nicely into the College’s yearlong theme of Energy and the Environment. There will be a number of speakers and exhibitions throughout the 2011-12 academic year that will focus on this theme.
Klimek’s photography deals with the overused landscapes of Northeast Pennsylvania and South Wales. Klimek describes his work in the following; Welsh Tips, of South Wales are “Sites of constant flux, continually shaped and reshaped by the interaction of natural and cultural processes.” Black Deserts are images from abandoned coalmines of Northeast Pennsylvania, “The Culm banks echo the lunar landscape of science fiction films…they function as both lived and vicarious landscapes, backdrops to everyday life and sites of imaginary projection.”
The show is partially funded by the Office of Academic Affairs. Hermann Fine Arts is handicapped accessible.