Denison Visiting Artist to Discuss 'Inventing Isabelle Raymond'
Posted: September 19, 2005
Artist Cynthia Greig, who concocted the identity and work of another artist, will share the experience with her audience at Denison University. Greig will present, "An Imitation of Life: Inventing Isabelle Raymond," at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday (Sept. 22) in the Cleveland Hall Annex 104. ("Isabelle Raymond" is described by Greig as a cross-dressing nineteenth century photographer.) Sponsored by the Vail Artist Program, Greig's presentation is free and open to the public. Joy Sperling, associate professor of art, is hosting her visit.
A fine-art photographer, Greig uses scale to explore how our perceptions of self and reality are affected when our sense of natural order is disturbed. Exploiting the photograph's unique ability to vacillate between fact and fiction, Greig's images examine the betrayal of appearance. They ask the viewer to contemplate the complex nature of visual perception and how it affects our experience.
Greig earned her bachelor of fine arts in printmaking at Washington University in St. Louis, and went on to earn a master of art in art history at the University of Iowa, and a master of fine art in photography at the University of Michigan School of Art & Design. She lives and works in metropolitan Detroit. Greig's photographs, installations and videos have been exhibited at The International Center for Photography, San Francisco Camerawork, The Alternative Museum in New York City, SPACES Gallery in Cleveland, Focal Point Gallery in England and the Centre for Contemporary Photography in Toronto, Canada.
Greig also has taught photography at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and is a contributor to the bookThe Body Aesthetic: From Fine Art to Body Modification(University of Michigan Press, 2000), and is the author of several essays as well as co-author ofWomen in Pants: Manly Maidens, Cowgirls and Other Renegadespublished by Harry N. Abrams, New York City, 2003.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- Lecture by Cynthia Greig, photographer on "An Imitation of Life: Inventing Isabelle Raymond"; 7:30 p.m., Thursday (Sept. 22), Cleveland Annex, room 104 (201 N Mulberry St.). Free and open to the public. Contact 740-587-6596 to confirm information.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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