Photographer Lisa Hinkle to give lecture for Hope Horn Gallery exhibit

September 29, 2015

Photographer Lisa Hinkle will give a lecture for The University of Scranton’s Hope Horn Gallery exhibit of her work titled “(Im)Perfect Specimen: Photographs by Lisa Hinkle,” Friday, Oct. 2, at 5 p.m.

For more than 30 years, Hinkle has explored both traditional and innovative aspects of photography. She uses digital photography and scanned objects to reflect the appearance of Dutch Master painting, ancient Roman frescos and scientific drawings of 18th- and 19th-century specimen collectors. This photography collection is inspired by nests, seed pods, fallen birds, flowers and vegetables.

“The majority of the images were produced by placing actual objects (flowers, ribbons, et cetera) directly onto the surface of a flatbed scanner.  The resulting photographs have intense color, rich detail and sharp focus, and so are beautiful on both an aesthetic and technical level,” said Darlene Miller-Lanning, Ph.D., director of the Hope Horn Gallery.

“What I have tried to accomplish stylistically is the look of some worn and peeling image on an ancient wall or on the other end, an image that has the feel of a Dutch Masters painting. Photographically, my eyes have always lived in some era of the distant past, even though my equipment is of the 21st century,” Hinkle said.

The lecture will take place in the Pearn Auditorium of Brennan Hall. Afterward there will be a public reception in the Hope Horn Gallery, fourth floor of Hyland Hall, from 6 to 8 p.m. Both the lecture and public reception are free of charge and open to the public.

Hinkle’s “(Im)Perfect Specimen” exhibit is on display through Oct. 19 at the Hope Horn Gallery during gallery hours.

For additional information, call 570-941-4214.

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