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Department of Art Visiting Artist Lecture Series: John Mann

Thursday, October 29 at 4:00pm

Virtual Event

John Mann: "The Walled Garden"

“My photographic images are highly influenced by my simultaneous interests in sculpture and drawing. By using the still life as a stage for the camera, I am interested in a conceptual and aesthetic building of the image. The camera ultimately lets me assign the eye to a fixed vantage point, where the resulting image both amplifies and denies the sculptural aspects of the work placed in front of the camera. These images use elements of drawing by requiring light to both reveal and obscure an object, or to use positive/negative forms to push and pull the image in the frame. I see this working process as a means to create images that are simultaneously easily understood and distinct abstractions of the subject itself.” - John Mann, 2020 

John Mann is an artist who explores the visual complications of photography, the sequence and the still life though printed images, artist books and sculptural works.  His artwork has been exhibited at venues such as Aperture, (NYC), Light Work (Syracuse, NY) Daniel Cooney Fine Art (NYC), Hyeres Festival of Photography (FR), Phillips de Pury (London), PDX Contemporary (Portland), Newspace Center for Photography (Portland), The Print Center (Philadelphia), Privateer Gallery (Brooklyn), and the Houston Center for Photography (TX).  He has had artist residencies at Light Work (NY), The Visual Studies Workshop (NY), Virginia Center for Creative Arts (VA) and was a Research Fellow at the Lacoste School of the Arts (FR).  He earned a BFA i(Studio Art) from Arizona State University and an MFA (Photography) from The University of New Mexico.  He currently lives and works in Chicago and is a member of the Cake Collective photography network. 

Lectures are free and open to the public.

Lectures are live on Zoom- REGISTER HERE.

Lectures will also livestream on the UO Department of Art Facebook account.

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