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Monday, September 19, 2011


Michael French
Public Information Coordinator
College of Performing and Visual Arts
Southern Utah University
Office: 435-865-8667

WHAT:              Photographer Quinn Jacobson explores people and places in society that exist on the fringes of life. Depicting “otherness,” Jacobson has captured the forgotten people and places in America and Germany. Mr. Jacobson will present on his unique photography and distinct style as a part of the SUU’s Art Insights lecture series.

WHO:               Art Insights      
Southern Utah University, Department of Art and Design

WHEN:             Thursday, September 29, 2011

TIME:               7:00pm

WHERE:           The Great Hall, Hunter Conference Center, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT

TICKETS:         Phone: Arts Hotline: (435) 865-8800 or visit: www.suu.edu/arts

PRICES:           Free and the General Public is encouraged to attend.

SEPTEMBER 29, 2011

Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: Photographer Quinn Jacobson explores people and places in society that exist on the fringes of life. Depicting “otherness,” Jacobson captures the forgotten people in America; criminals, addicts, amputees, mentally handicapped, and the homeless. Jacobson will share work that is a product of his three years photographing remains of the destroyed Synagogues of the Holocaust, and portraits of Germans and Ausländers. This work explored, in a very personal way, his Jewish heritage and history and what "otherness" means in Germany today. He will present his works and techniques in SUU’s Department of Art and Design’s weekly lecture series, Art Insights, on Thursday, September 29, 2011. The lecture begins at 7pm at The Great Hall in the Hunter Conference Center admission is free and the general public is encouraged to attend.

Memory, identity and difference are words that best describe the work of Quinn Jacobson. The above projects were combined into one body of work entitled, "Glass Memories". It was exhibited in 2010 at Centre Iris Gallery in Paris, France. Jacobson works in the first three photographic processes; Daguerreotypy, Calotypy and the Wet Plate Collodion process. For this project, he worked primarily in an abandoned photographic process called Wet Plate Collodion - photographs on glass and metal plates—a popular process during the American Civil War in the middle of the 19th century. He uses the process for connection with his sitters and subjects as well as metaphor. Jacobson has a B.I.S. degree in Photography, Visual Art and Communication from Weber State University, Ogden, Utah U.S.A. and an M.F.A. in Photography from Goddard College, Plainfield, Vermont U.S.A.  He has recently moved back to the United States from Europe. 

Art Insights is a weekly program hosted during the fall and spring semesters by SUU’s Art and Design faculty. Students and community members meet weekly to experience presentations and discussions by visiting artists and art educators from around the nation who share their work and insights and attend gallery openings. Admission is free, and the general public is invited to attend.

Learn more about Quinn Jacobson’s special artistic style and subject by attending his Art Insights’ appearance. For more information on the SUU College of Performing and Visual Arts events, please call the Arts Hotline at (435) 865-8800, or visit www.suu.edu/arts.

The Southern Utah University College of Performing and Visual Arts is comprised of nationally accredited departments of Art and Design, Music, Theatre Arts and Dance, as well as a graduate program in Arts Administration. The College offers 16 different degree areas, including liberal arts Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees; professional Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Fine Arts in art and theatre degrees; and a Master of Fine Arts in Arts Administration degree. More than 60 full- and part-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring over 550 majors in the College. Over 1100 students enroll each year in over 195 arts classes on the SUU campus. The College presents 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year. The College’s affiliate organizations include the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, American Folk Ballet, Utah Shakespeare Festival, the performance group Acclamation, and the SUU Ballroom Dance Company. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, contact the Office of the Dean at (435) 865-8561, or by e-mail at cpvamktg@suu.edu.

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