Four Decades: Ron Geibert

Wednesday, August 29 to Sunday, October 21
Campus: 
Dayton
Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries
Audience: 
The public
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FOUR DECADES is a retrospective of works created by Wright State art professor emeritus Ron Geibert, featuring color street photography, installations, Orwellian prints, and electronic kiosks, and complemented with historical photographs and collection highlights. Among the exhibition are photographic artworks added to Wright State’s permanent collection from the dozen shows curated by Geibert from 1986 to 2007. FOUR DECADES also extends its reach back in history with a reshowing of the exhibition The Celebrative Spirit: 1937–1943. This 1986 exhibition combines rarely seen photographs of community spirit from the Library of Congress and other associated archives, and a 1997 CD-ROM with rare video and audio components, to illustrate the role of social and recreational events during the Great Depression. Interpretative text by noted Farm Security Administration historian F. Jack Hurley on 10 photographers employed by the FSA during the Roosevelt Presidency provides a balance between the known and the speculated.

Support for this FotoFocus Biennial 2018 exhibition was provided by FotoFocus and the Ohio Arts Council.

 

From August 29–October 21, 2018

Featuring

Speakers

Ron Geibert

Wright State Professor Emeritus Ron Geibert (b.1952) worked in the documentary photography tradition his first 20 years, resulting in the 1992 DAI book From the Midwest. Since then he has explored Orwellian issues with installations and computer technology, as well as prints that address the role of printed books in today’s digital world.

F. Jack Hurley

The University of Memphis Professor of History Emeritus F. Jack Hurley was awarded the Lyndhurst Prize 1990—an unrestricted award of $40,000 per year for three years in recognition of creative and significant work in American Social/Cultural History.

Exhibitions

FOUR DECADES: Ron Geibert

A retrospective showing featuring color street photography, installations, Orwellian prints, and electronic kiosks and complemented with historical photographs and collection highlights.

The Celebrative Spirit: 1937–1943

A reshowing of a 1986 exhibition, and the 1997 CD-ROM with rare video and audio components, illustrating the role of social and recreational events during the Great Depression.

THE COLLECTION

Photographic artworks added to the Wright State University permanent collection from the dozen shows curated by Professor Emeritus Ron Geibert from 1986 to 2007.


All Gallery events are free and open to the public. Visitor parking areas on campus are free, and parking at the Creative Arts Center is unrestricted on weekends. A dedicated parking space for galleries patrons is available in Lot 13. For more information, please contact the galleries at (937) 775-2978 or visit wright.edu/artgalleries

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