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Photo Op

An exhibition featuring artists Cait Finley, Rebecca Forstater, Mirra Goldfrad, Aysha Hamouda, and Amanda Struver

On view at the Heeschen Gallery, Meadville Council on the Arts, December 10 - 16, 2019

Please join us on Monday, December 9, 5:00-6:30 PM for an artist panel discussion at Allegheny College, Doane Hall of Art, room A103. 

Please join us for an opening Reception at the Meadville Council on the Arts, Tuesday December 10, 6:00-8:00 PM 

***For more information and detailed directions to find the artist panel discussion on Allegheny’s campus, please email artgallery@allegheny.edu. This event is free and open to the public. 

 

In the contemporary digital era, the internet defines human experience. Artworks in Photo Op reflect and materialize the internet as an autonomous entity, incomprehensible in scale, complete with its own wants and desires. A user pulling up any popular web platform encounters a demand: What’s happening? What’s on your mind? or simply a blinking cursor in a search bar. The internet begs for contributions, the most popular of which are images. Photo Op examines how the digital age transforms art, making exhibitions into photo opportunities.

 

Cait Finley, Rebecca Forstater, Mirra Goldfrad, Aysha Hamouda, and Amanda Struver are artists based variously in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Syracuse, and Pittsburgh.  Working in video, sculpture, and mixed media installation, all five artists have exhibited throughout the United States and abroad. 

 

Photo Op is curated by members of the Allegheny College Student Art Society (SAS): Gene Frank, Claire Klima, Zoe Konzel, Justin Leary-Bignayan, Kate Lyon, Silas Morrow, Damaris Shamberger, and Adrean Velez.