September 25, 2011

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By Kathryn Kopchik

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Artist Myra Greene will discuss her work in a talk Friday, Sept. 30, at 5 p.m. in the Gallery Theatre of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University.

The talk, which is free and open to the public, is held in conjunction with the Samek Art Gallery exhibition, "Self Portraits 2002 - 2004: Photographs by Myra Greene," located in the project room.

Greene says of her work, "I experimented with photographic techniques to create a random patterning and destruction of the photographic ideals of clarity and passion. While murky, the images reward with revelation of something, my body and my presence. The body is cropped and photographed as mass. When transformed by process, the body and skin transform into layers of sensibility and emotion."

An assistant professor of photography at Columbia College, Greene explores photographic processes to engage issues about the body, memory, the absorption of culture and the ever-shifting identity of African-Americans.

Located in the Project Room, the "Self Portraits" exhibition is guest-curated by Tulu Bayar, associate professor of art at Bucknell.

"Myra Greene is one of the most important upcoming fine art photographers of our time, whose work makes the viewer question our culture's obsession with race and identity," said Bayar.

"Her eclectic use of photographic techniques varying from historical alternative processes to digital is determined by her ideas; not the other way around. Her 'Self-Portraits 2002-2004' Series creates a tension between visibility and invisibility of her own body and presence, offering the viewer a critical journey into the way we discuss race and body imagery."

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