Gallery at Penn College to Host 'Garden Views and Terraria Gigantica'

Published 02.11.2010


Green Ductwork, Eden Project, 2007, archival pigment print, 10 inches by 15 inchesThe Gallery at Penn College, on the third floor of Pennsylvania College of Technology's Madigan Library, will host "Garden Views and Terraria Gigantica," a collection of photography by Dana Fritz, from Feb 16 to March 28.

Garden Views examines formal gardening traditions in the Eastern and Western hemispheres. Black and white photographs reveal the structure of gardens and highlight the similarities and contrasts between the world's cultivated and constructed landscapes.

Terraria Gigantica developed out of the Garden Views series and examines the world's largest indoor landscape complexes: Biosphere 2, the Desert Dome and Lied Jungle at the Omaha Zoo, and the Eden Project. Color photographs capture the aesthetics of architecture and landscape designs that often seamlessly blend reality and simulation. These images uncover our complex relationship with the natural world.

Fritz is an associate professor in the Department of Art & Art History at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she is also coordinator of the Visual Literacy program. She earned a bachelor's degree from Kansas City Art Institute and a Master of Fine Arts from Arizona State University.

Her work is widely exhibited in the United States and is held in several collections including the Museum of Contemporary Photography, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and the Bibliotheque Nationale de France. To learn more about Fritz, visit online .

An opening reception for the exhibit will take place in the gallery from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 18. Fritz will offer an artist's lecture at 4 p.m. in the first-floor Presentation Room of the Student and Administrative Services Center, followed by a 5:30 p.m. talk in the gallery.

Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 2 to 8 p.m.; and Wednesday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The gallery will be closed March 6-14. All exhibits are free and open to the public.

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