School of Art to Open Exhibit, The Truth Is Out There (No, Really…) on Jan. 19

Kent, Ohio – The School of Art Collection and Galleries at Kent State University are pleased to announce a new exhibit, The truth is out there (No, really…) by Christine Zuercher. This show consists of fifteen cyanotypes as well as a video projection. The exhibit will be on display form Jan. 19– March 16, 2024, in the KSU Downtown Gallery, located at 141 East Main Street in Kent, Ohio. There will be a reception date  announced soon.

Christine Zuercher is a photographer and printmaker born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. She received a B.F.A. from the University of Dayton in 2011 and an M.F.A. from East Carolina University in 2016. Her research is in interdisciplinary and alternative photographic processes.  She uses these processes to examine transmission technologies, UFOs and Space Race history from a cultural perspective. She has a national exhibition record and enjoys hanging out in her darkroom in Canton, Ohio with her grey cat, Ozzy, and her husband.

About: The truth is out there (No, really...)

 “This series, The Truth Is Out There (No, Really…) examines larger cultural questions about technology, individualism and our purpose as a species in our post-COVID climate of Unexplained Aerial Phenomena and rapidly evolving forms of communication. How do we evaluate what our reality truly is in a world where truth is constantly reframed, and the nature of reality is unclear? This series sources imagery from old YouTube videos showing fake UFO sightings and examines how photography both frames our relationship with real life and fuels our desire to answer the unknowable and discover the unknown."
                    -Christine Zuercher, 2024

KSU Downtown Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., closed Sundays.

This exhibit is free and open to the public and has been brought to you with support from the Ohio Arts Council.

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About the School of Art

The School of Art at Kent State University was established in 1941 and maintains a tradition of excellence in visual arts education, creation, scholarship, and leadership. Its undergraduate and graduate programs in the visual arts offer a range of directions and opportunities in the fields of art education, art history, and studio art, which includes a comprehensive array of studio disciplines: ceramics, drawing, glass, jewelry/metals/enameling, painting, print media and photography, sculpture and expanded media, and textiles. The School of Art Collection and Galleries consist of six exhibition spaces located on the Kent campus and downtown Kent and a collection of over 4,000 artworks and objects. The School of Art is located at the Center of the Visual Arts at 325 Terrace Dr. in Kent. The 27,900-square-foot facility — twice the length of a football field —had its grand opening in 2016 and houses all School of Art studios and classrooms under one roof.

Image: (Left to right) The Truth Is Out There (No, Really…)4/15, cyanotype, 15” x 11.5”, 2023.; The Truth Is Out There (No, Really…)3/15, cyanotype, 15” x 11.5”, 2023.; The Truth Is Out There (No, Really…)2/15, cyanotype, 15” x 11.5”, 2023.

POSTED: Thursday, January 11, 2024 08:51 AM
Updated: Monday, February 5, 2024 10:24 AM