Release Date: October 13, 2008
Vicki Ragan exhibition at Kennesaw State is part of Atlanta Celebrates Photography
Contact: Cheryl Anderson Brown, Assistant Director of Public Relations, 770-499-3417 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Some of the photos in the Ragan exhibition
include (above) Chicago, Illinois, 1977 and
(below) Prague, 2004.
KENNESAW, Ga.—Kennesaw State University is offering its first Atlanta Celebrates Photography Festival exhibition this year with the solo show, “Vicki Ragan: Recurring Visions, 30 Years of Photography.” The show opens with a reception 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14 in the Fine Arts Gallery in the Joe Mack Wilson Building. There will be a dialogue with the artist at 6 p.m. that evening. The exhibition will continue through Dec. 3.
“Recurring Visions” is a retrospective featuring 100 small-scale black-and-white photographs. Ragan says the photos are “like a visual diary of my subconscious talking to itself over the years.” They include images of garments, curtains, shadows, eyes and human forms that Ragan says are “abstract yet familiar enough to work like portals, evoking viewers who pass through them their own emotions, thoughts and memories.”
The exhibition is curated by Will Hipps, director of the KSU Art Museum & Galleries. “We are pleased to participate in Atlanta Celebrates Photography and to be able to offer works by such a fascinating artist,” he said. “Ragan lures us seductively with the intimacy of scale, yet manages to keep us at a distance. We long to peel back the layers that keep hidden what is almost revealed.”
“Recurring Visions” previously has been shown at Tointon Gallery for the Visual Arts in Greeley, Colo., and at David Waldron Gallery in Atlanta. The exhibition includes some images of nude figures.
Admission to “Vicki Ragan: Recurring Visions, 30 Years of Photography” is free. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday as well as 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. For more information, visit www.kennesaw.edu/arts or call 770-499-3223.
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A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of more than 21,000 from 142 countries. The third-largest university in Georgia, Kennesaw State offers more than 65 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including new doctorates in education and business.
The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts programs.