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"Beneath the Surface: Digital Imagery by Ellen Jantzen"
2007-10-05 until 2007-11-02
Saint Mary’s College Moreau Center for the Arts and Moreau Art Galleries
Notre Dame, IN,
USA United States of America
Saint Mary’s College Moreau Center for the Arts & Moreau Art Galleries are pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition - Beneath the Surface: digital imagery by Ellen Jantzen in the Sister Rosaire Gallery. The exhibition will be on view at Saint Mary’s College, Moreau Hall, from October 5 through November 2. In Beneath the Surface, Ellen Jantzen presents a series of inkjet prints showing altered ephemeral assemblages, temporary sculptural set-ups that she photographs, layers, manipulates, and mines for surprising connections. Ellen Jantzen has been a Premiere Portfolio Member at absolutearts.com since 2003.
In this project Jantzen creates a series of anthropomorphic beings hovering symmetrically over backdrops ranging from the apocalyptic to the sublime. Her method of altering images parallels her interest in creating an altered reality for her viewers, in which objects combine to form a moment that seems to fall outside of our ordinary expectations for space and time. Ellen Jantzen is based in Valencia, California, and has been pursuing this body of work for over three years.
The mission of m.a.g.--the Moreau Art Galleries at Saint Mary's College (Notre Dame, IN) is to present professional and educational exhibitions of contemporary art that are challenging and innovative in both content and media. In one exhibition season a range of media, content, and point of view are represented. Exhibitions firstly serve as a teaching tool for the department of art and reflect the needs, interests and concerns of students. Secondly, exhibitions support the educational objectives of other departments at Saint Mary's College. In addition, exhibitions serve as cultural and intellectual enrichment for the Saint Mary's community. Thirdly, the Moreau Galleries encourages the community-at-large to become more aware of the important role the arts play in education and the general enhancement of everyday life the visual arts provide.
View more of Ellen Jantzen's work in her Premiere Portfolio at: http://www.absolutearts.com/portfolios/e/ellenjantzen
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