Wednesday, August 18, 2010
SC State University’s Fine Arts Center Gallery will host “Daughters,” an exhibition by artist Scotty Peek who also serves as assistant professor of art in SC State’s Department of Visual and Performing Arts. The exhibition is on display now through Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010.
Peek’s exhibit consists entirely of black and white photographs printed from film using traditional darkroom processes. Many of the artworks were made by first photographing the subjects with a digital camera, then projecting the images on drawing paper where they were manipulated by the artist. Finally, the projected image with the added drawing elements was then photographed with a film camera.
Speaking of his artwork, Peek explains, “I spent most of the summer of 2010 preparing me and my wife’s house and 4-year-old daughter for the arrival of our second daughter. I often encourage my students to make artworks that reflect their activities and interest. With daughters occupying most of my energy, time and thoughts, I decided to take my own advice and make some art about little girls,” says Peek.
Peek received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn., and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C. Peek currently teaches all levels of photography at SC state, as well as art appreciation and other art studio courses.
For more information on Scotty Peek’s exhibition, visit his website at http://scottypeek.net, or contact James Arendt, director of the SC State Gallery, at (803) 536-8918.