Wright State | Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries

3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
Dayton, OH 45435
Wright State | Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries


Zoë, Aziz + Cucher, 2001, 55" × 44.5"
Courtesy of The Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries

Exposure: An Exhibition of Contemporary Photography

Sep. 2, 2014 – Oct. 12, 2014
Wed:10 am–4 pm | Thurs:10 am–7 pm | Fri:10 am–4 pm | Sat–Sun: noon–4 pm | M–Tues: Closed

Exposure exhibits a wide breadth of world-class photography from the late 20th and early 21st centuries as it exposes aesthetic, conceptual and technical approaches to the medium. This expansive exhibition features photographs by renowned artists such as Aziz + Cucher, Cindy Sherman, Robert and Shanna ParkeHarrison, Lorne Simpson, Joel-Peter Witkin, Emmet Gowin and Sandy Skoglund. A broad range of traditions and movements spanning 60 years is grouped and gathered in order to facilitate discourse related to issues involving society and culture as well as race and gender. Through a diverse range of subjects, processes and themes, the photographs exhibited in Exposure are testament to an evolving medium that invites dialogue. Exposure draws from the permanent collection, The Dayton Art Institute and private collections within the southern Ohio region.


Elena Dorfman Empire Falling 6, 2012, Digital chromogenic print on metallic paper, 37” x 50” ; ©Courtesy of Elena Dorfman. From the Sara M. and Michelle Vance Waddell collection.

Oct. 9, 2014
Wright State | Creative Arts Center-M252, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway | Dayton, OH 45435

Elena Dorfman Speaks at Wright State
Acclaimed Photographer Elena Dorfman speaks on Thursday, October 9, from 5 to 6 pm in the Creative Arts Center, room M252. Elena Dorfman achieved much of her fame through exploring the social, cultural and sexual practices of subcultural groups. Some of her photographic series explored the lives of Cosplay participants and horse jockeys. She eventually branched out to capture contemporary views of ancient yet evolving midwestern landscapes, shifting the focus from people to places in her series Empire Falling. It was her Still Lovers series, however, that placed her in the spotlight of fine art photography. Ms. Dorfman’s concern for overlooked groups recently took her to the Middle East, where she spent six months covering the Syrian refugee crisis for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Her Syria’s Lost Generation documents the plight of Syria’s youth in the form of powerful photographic portraits.Ms. Dorfman's work, which is also included in the current Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries exhibition, Exposure: An Exhibition of Contemporary Photography ( September 2 October 12, 2014), will be featured in her Artist Talk. 

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Free and open to the public. For more information on upcoming events and exhibitions or for driving directions, please contact the Galleries at 937-775-2978, or visit our website.