Rider Art Gallery: Landscape: Social, Political, Traditional
Exhibit on display: Thursday, September 18 through Sunday, October 12.
Gallery Hours: Tuesdays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sundays, 12 noon to 4 p.m.
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 18, 5-7 p.m.
Gallery Talk: Thursday, October 2, 7 p.m.
This exhibition brings together four documentary photographers: Josh Brilliant, Annie Hogan, Joshua Lutz and Wendel A White. Their vision is directed toward the landscape and how selected images presented in a very particular way can move the viewers’ ideas away from thinking about the landscape as a pastoral image. Their interests are concerned with land and buildings as strong metaphors for experiences related to racial segregation, loneliness and tragedy.
It is curated by Aubrey J. Kaufffman, photographer, teacher and gallery manager for the Mason Gross Galleries of Rutgers University. His photographs have been widely exhibited in such venues as The New Jersey State Museum, The Noyes Museum, The Newark Museum, The Allentown Art Museum, and the Enfoco Street Gallery in New York City. In 1990 Rider presented a two-person exhibition of his photos along with the highly respected photographer Louis Draper.
Josh Brilliant received his Bachelor of Arts in Film and Media Arts from Temple University, his Master of Arts in Museum Studies from Syracuse University and his Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. He has exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently at the Rodchenko School of Photography Annex in Moscow, Russia, and Vox Populi in Philadelphia, Pa. Mr. Brilliant currently teaches at The College of New Jersey and is the education coordinator at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center.
Annie Hogan is an Australian photo media artist and graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and exhibits nationally and internationally. Her works are held in major Australian collections and also private collections in the United Kingdom and the United States. Ms. Hogan is a visiting assistant professor at the Mason Gross School of Arts of Rutgers University. She was formerly assistant professor and area coordinator of Photography at East Carolina University in North Carolina.
Joshua Lutz received his Master of Fine Arts in Photography from the International Center of Photography and Bard College in 2005. In 2004, he received best editorial awards from both Photo District News (PDN) and Communication Arts, and was also named one of PDN’s top 30 emerging photographers. His work has been featured in The New Yorker, Harper’s, The New York Times and Newsweek. He currently teaches at Pratt University and has taught at Bard College and The International Center of Photography.
Wendel A. White was awarded a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York and a Master of Fine Arts in Photography from the University of Texas at Austin. White taught photography at the School of Visual Arts, The Cooper Union for the Advancementof Science and Art, the International Center for Photography and Rochester Institute of Technology, and is currently distinguished professor of art at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. He has received various awards and fellowships including a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in Photography.
This program is made possible in part by the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission through funding from the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment of the Arts.
Josh Brilliant, artist
Annie Hogan, artist
Joshua Lutz, artist
Wendel A. White, artist
Aubrey J. Kauffman, curator