Photography: Parlor Room
Wednesday, October 2, 4:30 p.m.
The LeRoy Neiman Center, 37 S. Wabash Ave.
Sheree Hovsepian (MFA 2002) lives and works in New York, maintaining a Visiting Assistant Professorship in the Photography Department at Pratt Institute, New York. Hovsepian's austere appropriation of a gesture more commonly associated with abstract painting brings with it an acute awareness of time and the contingency of experience. As a medium, photography is often awarded a privileged relation to time, especially to the past tense: memory, history and death. Hovsepian's gestures, on the other hand, invoke a continuous present. Photography such as this, constantly under negotiation, finds affiliation and affinity with other forms of mark-making.