Photography - Just As It Is at the Freeport Art Museum
The World is What it Is, inkjet print by Emily Franklin.
Photography enthusiasts are invited to join an extraordinary panel discussion on Saturday, January 12th at 1:00 p.m. as three artists from the 9th annual Regional Juried Exhibition discuss the intrigue of the banal or mundane in contemporary photography at the Freeport Art Museum.
Scott Cavanah, Juan Fernandez, and Emily Franklin regularly turn their lens on the commonplace found in the world around them. There are no grand vistas here. They haven’t plundered Yosemite for the dramatic or sublime, but instead have focused on grain elevators, bland architecture and everyday scenes for their subject matter.
What draws them to photograph the commonplace? Does the familiar reveal unfamiliarity or, become noble and majestic? We’ll explore these and other questions regarding images of the world “just as it is.”
Sam Tucibat, artist and instructor of photography and graphic design at Highland Community College will serve as panel moderator and will add commentary.
Open to the public. Admission with donation.
Established in 1975, the Freeport Art Museum shares the visual and performing arts with the people of northwest Illinois. The Freeport Art Museum is located at 121 North Harlem Avenue, and is open Tuesday through Friday 10 am to 5:00 pm., and Saturday from 12:00- 5:00. Tours may be scheduled by calling 815-235-9755. Admission to the Museum is FREE however, donations are gratefully appreciated.