‘Impermanence of Knowledge’ Exhibition to Open at CSM

Photography by Gregory T. Davis

Photography by Gregory T. Davis Displayed Nov. 14-Dec. 8

Photographer Gregory T. Davis will be the featured artist in the College of Southern Maryland's next exhibition at the Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery on the La Plata Campus.

The “Impermanence of Knowledge” exhibition opens Nov. 14 and will run through Dec. 8. Davis will give a lecture at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 15 on campus in the Learning Resource (LR) Center, Room 102 with a reception immediately following in the gallery in the Fine Arts (FA) Center.

Davis, of Nicholasville, Ky., earned his BFA in art studio from the University of Kentucky in 2002 and his MFA in photography in 2006.

“Knowledge is tenuous. It requires that it be passed down, person to person to continue existence. Whether it is through word of mouth, books, floppy disks, or the cloud, this line must continue to keep knowledge alive,” Davis wrote in a statement about the exhibition.

He is most interested in the places where this stream breaks down, the point where the path of knowledge is severed and the information becomes lost.

“Technology changes, books decay, memories fade … all of these serve as a point to begin a conversation about how we store information and pass on our knowledge,” he wrote.

In an interview with Art Reveal Magazine (July 2015), Davis said, “My photographs examine issues of information and knowledge, exploring the decay of access that comes from the inherently temporary nature of the vessel in which it is contained, or the manner in which it is conveyed. Information surrounds us, and changes in technology, information destruction, and neglect alter our connection to the data. Information is moving from the printed book, to digital hard drives, to mere ether with the exodus towards the cloud. As we move further into the Information Age, how we store, secure and retrieve it is of greater concern.”

Last year, Davis had a solo exhibition in Denton, Texas, and a two-person exhibition in Lubbock, Texas.

Other exhibitions this season at CSM include Jim Arendt's “Selvage” to be shown from Feb. 6 to March 9, followed by the Annual Juried Student Exhibition from April 10 to May 5. Submissions for the student exhibition will be accepted from March 28 to April 1. The jury will select exhibition works April 5.

These exhibitions will be at the Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery at the La Plata Campus Fine Arts Center. The gallery is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Artist lectures are usually held Tuesday afternoons and are free and open to the public. Visit www.csmd.edu/community/the-arts/visual-arts/hungerford-gallery/index for more information.

 

Calendar

CSM Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery: Gregory T. Davis “Impermanence of Knowledge.” Nov. 14 – Dec. 8. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts (FA) Center, Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. Featuring the photography of Gregory T. Davis. Davis will give a lecture at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 15 in the Learning Resource (LR) Center Room 102 with a reception immediately following in the gallery. Free and open to the public. The gallery is open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. www.csmd.edu/community/the-arts/visual-arts/hungerford-gallery/index.

 

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