University College Art Gallery Exhibits
Group Exhibition of Contemporary Photography
Exhibition date: September 10 to 27, 2018
Opening Reception : September 12, 2018 4 to 6PM
Fairleigh Dickinson University
University College Art Gallery
Art Gallery at University Hall, Room 11,
1000 River Road, Teaneck, NJ 07666
* FDU North Parking Lot is available for visitor's parking
University College Art Gallery is pleased to announce the group exhibition of contemporary photography “Memories Revisited” curated by Margaret Tae. In this exhibition, forty-six black and white and color photography works of two female photographers, Florence Pénault and Hyewon Park, will be presented from September 10 through September 27, 2018.
The featuring photographs are nostalgic reflections of the two photographers who have left their home countries, France and South Korea, long time ago and are currently living in the US. The artists have selected and reproduced the images that were taken from the old days or recreated the scenes of the past memories with imagination, using different photographic process like gelatin silver prints, kallitype, and digital inkjet prints.
Florence Pénault, born in France, is presenting twenty-four black and white circular photographs selected from her long time project “A French Garden” series. All images of this series were photographed in France since 1980’s with black and white films and printed in her own darkroom in Connecticut, US. Inspired by French writer Colette’s description about nature and her mother in her garden, Pénault had begun reprinting her past memories from her old negatives and the images of black and white silver prints are intimately linked to her French life. Adopting the end of the 19th century style of Kodak’s round snapshot, she has added a zest of nostalgia to her images.
Hyewon Park, born in South Korea, is presenting twenty-two photographs including twelve color images and ten black and white photographs that were selected from her “Self-portrait” series. Park’s self-portrait photographs reflect her inner most desires of returning to the innocence of childhood and searching for a space in nature which allows her to play like a child without any interruption. Since 2008, Park has constantly created self-portrait photographs experimenting with different photographic process. In this exhibition, five black and white photographs that she had printed in Kallitype, a 19th century process, and five inkjet prints dyed with coffee and tea will be featured along with twelve color photographs.
The opening reception of “Memories Revisited” will be held on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 from 4 PM to 6 PM. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM or by appointment.