New Exhibition of Digital Photographs, Domestic Sight, to Open at UTD Jan. 17

The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) will present an exhibition entitled Domestic Sight and featuring the digital photographs of Associate Professor Marilyn Waligore, who has directed the photography program at UTD since 1989, in the Visual Arts Building on campus from Jan. 17 to Feb. 14.

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Domestic Sight will open with a reception in the Main Gallery of the Visual Arts Building on Friday, Jan. 17, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. A free artist’s lecture is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 3, at 12:30 p.m. in Room AS 1.105 of the same building.

Waligore, who teaches courses in photography, digital photography and new media at the university, merges high-end photographic technology with 19th century techniques by digitally transforming negatives created using a large-format camera. She observes the cultural importance of daily personal rituals by examining objects traditionally associated with the domestic environment, and her engagement in digital processes meshes with her study of everyday activities to reflect on the transformation of culture in a society that embraces new technology. Her imagery also encourages consideration of the views of women’s contributions to culture and society.

All UTD art exhibitions are free and open to the public. The Visual Arts Building is open Mondays to Fridays from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. It is closed on Sundays.

For information about the many musical, arts, theatre, dance and other performances and exhibitions held throughout the year at UTD, please call 972-UTD-ARTS (972-883-2787), e-mail [email protected] or visit the School of Arts and Humanities’ web site at Persons with disabilities needing special accommodations may call 972-883-2982, Texas Relay Operator: 1-800-RELAYVV.

About the Artist
Marilyn Waligore received her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and undergraduate degrees in art and English from the University of California-Berkeley. She is a recipient of the Arts Midwest/National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Photography, the Visual Artists Fellowship from the Ohio Arts Council, and the Moss/Chumley North Texas Artist Award in Photography and New Genres. Her photographs are included in collections at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, among others, and have been shown in more than 90 exhibitions.

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