Texas Tech University

SRO Photo Gallery

PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release: June 3, 2022

Texas Tech University's Landmark Arts Announces
2022-2023 SRO Photo Gallery Solo Exhibition Artists

LUBBOCK – The SRO Photo Gallery at the Texas Tech School of Art hosts an annual open call from which six to eight photographic artists are selected to present solo exhibitions of their work in the following academic year. The review team, composed of Photography area faculty and graduate students and Landmark Arts staff, seek portfolios that utilize photography in all styles, techniques, and aesthetic approaches which speak to the ever shifting landscape of contemporary photography. Consistency in the work as well as creative vision is important in the selection process.

For the 2022-2023 schedule of exhibitions, the review team selected the following artists from the numerous submissions. In addition to the artists listed below, we will host a faculty curated guest artist in the fall and in the spring semester a juried show of photography produced by photography graduate students of Texas Tech. 

Evan Hume (South Bend, Indiana): Viewing Distance

Evan Hume

Evan Hume is the Visiting Lecturer of Photography at the University of Notre Dame. He earned his MFA from George Washington University. Hume's approach to photography is informed by the experience of living in the nation's political center for much of his life and focuses on the medium's use as an instrument of the military-industrial complex.

Melanie Clemmons (Dallas, Texas): Boreal Crush Pack

Melanie Clemmons

Melanie Clemmons is an assistant professor at SMU in Dallas, TX. She received her MFA from the University of Colorado. Clemmons is a new media artist interested in reimagining technology toward a calmer, soft, and more careful future. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums internationally, and consists of video, net art, installation, 3D printed sculpture, and XR experience.

Karen Hillier (Bryan, Texas): BRAZOSbrazos

Karen Hillier

Karen Hillier is a professor emerita from Texas A&M University. She received her MFA from the University of Illinois at Champaign‐Urbana. Using a pinhole stereo Holga camera, Hillier's work focuses on the bottomlands between the Big Brazos and Little Brazos Rivers in Texas. This is prime cotton growing country where early settlers developed large plantations after the Civil War. Using a pinhole stereo camera helps to articulate the vastnesses: land, land, land, horizon, horizon, horizon, sky, sky, sky. The long exposure required lends itself to interpretations of mutability as do the dual images of left and right eye. 

Ahmed Ozsever (Bloomington, Indiana): Wind River

Ahmed Ozsever

Ahmed Ozsever is an interdisciplinary artist who works in installation, time-based media, sculpture, and photography. His work is geographically focused and responds to the spatial anomalies, as well as the hidden histories of a given location. Ahmed's work explores the articulation and perception of constructed temporalities, mediated experiences of land(scape), and the peculiar human traces inscribed in quotidian spaces. Ahmed earned his BFA from Herron School of Art and Design at IUPUI, and received his MFA from Cornell University. The photos in the series depict every remnant of the controlled burns that were part of a restoration initiative along the Wind River in Colorado.

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2021-2022 EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

Cathy Spence: Crooked Eye
August 23 - September 26, 2021

Alayna N. Pernell: Our Mothers' Gardens 
September 29 - October 31, 2021

Sheri Lynn Behr: And You Were There, Too
November 3 - December 12, 2021 

Ariel C. Wilson: Acts of Erasure (Spot Healing)
January 12 - February 13, 2022 

Rebekah Alviani: Transience - An Exploration of Objecthood and Object Memory
February 29 - March 26, 2022

David Egan: Far Away From The Place Where You Are 
March 30 - May 8, 2022 

SRO Photo Gallery Brochure - Spring 2022

For additional information contact:
SRO Photo Gallery Exhibits Coordinator
srophotogallery.art@ttu.edu; 806-742-1947