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Rebecca Zeiss: Reverence and Irreverence


The University of Toledo Department of Art welcomes photographer and artist Rebecca Zeiss to the UT Center for the Visual Arts for a lecture and an exhibit of her work. Zeiss’s exhibit, Reverence & Irreverence, will be shown in the CVA Clement Gallery, January 20 to March 22015

The work explores the handling of objects and their assigned or remembered memories. Zeiss spent time with artifacts given to her by family and strangers over time. While lighting and composing the original photographs, Zeiss first looked for signs of past stories, possibilities, and potential mysteries. She would then arrive at and express the sublime understanding of the experiences the objects have, or likely had, witnessed. These perceptions are presented in a variety of formats ranging from ultraviolet images printed on brushed aluminum to hand-made, multi-image large format platinum/​palladium prints.