Photographic Optical Illusions Highlight Art Show
Innovative and captivating artwork by contemporary photographer
Richard Koenig is on display through Feb. 8 in the Flora Kirsch Beck
Gallery in the Clack Art Center at Alma College.
The gallery exhibition contains images that have been photographed and re-photographed to create art’s “inherent tension between objective truth and subjective expression,” says Koenig.
Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free and open to the public. For information, call (989) 463-7220.
Koenig’s photography has been displayed in numerous art and photography shows, including the Roche Contemporary Art Prize all-media exhibition and tour in Australia and solo exhibitions at the Downstairs Gallery, UC Berkeley Extension in San Francisco; the L&B Viewing Room in Portland, Oregon; the Light Fine Arts Gallery at Kalamazoo College; and the prestigious Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago.
He also has received many grants, awards and residencies for his illusions and skillful layering of photographs. Koenig currently teaches at Kalamazoo College.
Koenig’s work is “exciting, new, well executed and thought out,” says Sandy Lopez-Isnardi, gallery director and professor of art and design at Alma College.
“If you are interested in illusion, playing with the mind, psychology, and cool fine art, the Flora Kirsch Beck Gallery is the place to be for January and February 2007,” says Lopez-Isnardi.
— Elizabeth Podufaly
Posted: Wed, January 17th, 2007 at 8:41AM