Watkins College of Art, Design & Film offers the third in a five-part series of senior thesis exhibitions with work from Ray Palumbo and Chelsea Wright, candidates for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Photography. The double show will be on display Friday, April 18, from 7 to 9 p.m at Fort Houston in the Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood.
Palumbo, a documentary photographer focusing on the study and experience of different sub-cultures, presents Cave City, which explores the dying age of tourism, in particular, the town of Cave City, Kentucky.
Wright, who specializes in action sports and documentary photography, captures “in between” moments from the action packed world of motocross in Weekend Warriors. All images were shot on Tri-x 400 film with a Bronica SQ-A camera; the B&W digital prints are printed on Epson luster paper.
The exhibitions and reception are free and the public is invited. Fort Houston is located at 500 Houston in the Houston-Wedgewood neighborhood. For directions and more information, visit forthouston.com or call Watkins at 615.383.4848.
Ray Palumbo, Tannersville, PA • raypalumbo.com
BFA in Photography
Show title: Cave City (35mm, 4×5 and medium format film photographs)
Statement: This work focuses on the dying age of tourism, and more specially the town of Cave City, Kentucky. It is made not only to bring attention to this lost tradition, but also to honor it in a way. In this work, there is a longing for the past and for simpler times.
Statement: This body of work displays the inner circuits of the motocross culture through the documentation of my personal experiences and surroundings. Through focusing on various smaller aspects of the culture, Weekend Warriors strives to present an understanding of the culture as a whole.
The Spring 2014 BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition Watkins thesis series kicked off in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery on campus March 27 with Michael Taylor Cribbs, Michael Hampton and Sarah McDonald, continuing April 10–20 with Crystal Petrina and Alexine Rioux, April 24–May 4 with Christopher Creasy, Jordan Martin and Hannah Taylor, and May 8–18 with Amy Clutter, Samantha Carlson and Michelle Graham.