July 14 – August 27, 2017
Gibbs Street Gallery Gallery, VisArts
Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, July 21, 7 – 9 PM
Workshop: Cyanotype Workshop with Gray Lyons CLICK HERE!
Using her body directly to make large scale cyanotypes, Gray Lyons presents a series of works that examine the relationships between identity, the female body, personal facts, and imagined narratives.
About the artist: Gray Lyons is a photographer and installation artist whose work addresses themes of memory, history, sexuality, and self. She has received degrees from Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Savannah College of Art and Design and Towson University. Her work has been exhibited and published nationally and internationally, and can be found in the collections of the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction, the Siena Art Institute Library, the Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur, and the Brauer Museum of Art. Ms. Lyons has been a visiting artist at the Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur, Georgetown College, Goucher College, and other venues. Her studio is in South Bend, Indiana.
About the workshop: Meet artist Gray Lyons and explore the photographic process used in her VisArts Gibbs Street Gallery exhibition. In this hands-on workshop students will explore creative image-making using a historical, non-toxic photographic process invented in the 1840s. Learn to mix photographic chemicals, and make your own light-sensitive paper. Make photographic images using elements of nature and small objects combined with your own imagination. Participants will use objects to make photographic impressions, and may choose to incorporate drawing and painting. This workshop is designed for persons eight and older and anyone under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. All materials are provided and no experience is necessary and participants do not need to bring a camera. Aprons are recommended as photography materials will stain clothes. CLICK HERE!