Visual Arts Department to Host Acclaimed Photographer

OGDEN , Utah – Internationally acclaimed photographer Curtis Mann will speak at Weber State University, Jan. 20 at 7 p.m.

Mann will show images of his photography and discuss his work in the Kimball Visual Arts Center Lindquist Lecture Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Born in 1979 in Dayton, Ohio, Mann lives and works in Chicago. In the past few years he has exhibited his work in Chicago, Antwerp, Brussels, and Basel. This past year it was included in the prestigious 2010 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. A paragraph from the Whitney Exhibition describes his work.

Curtis Mann’s photographs contain fragments of scenes that are partially erased and obscured. Mann’s process draws attention to the artifice of the photographic medium by demonstrating the malleability of images. He begins by culling images of strife and conflict in various international locations from photosharing websites such as Flickr and then has prints made. Once he has the prints in hand he covers portions of the photographs with a protective varnish and pours bleach over each one, stripping away areas not coated with varnish.

This talk is made possible through funds from the Browning Lead Trust, and WSU’s Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities.

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Jim Jacobs, professor & chair, Department of Visual Arts    
801-626-7099 •
Jim Jacobs, professor & chair, Department of Visual Arts    
801-626-7099 •