Photographs of the Haverford College Landscape by Thomas Porett, 1975-2005
March 13-April 9, 2006
Daily, noon-5 p.m.
The John B. Hurford '60 Humanities Center
Haverford, PA 19041
Mr. Porett lives in Ardmore and is a Professor, Director of Electronic Media, and Coordinator of Digital Fine Arts at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He will be in residence during his exhibit giving workshops on making digital multimedia projects. His residency is being hosted by William Williams, Curator of Photography at Haverford College. To get a sense of his work visit: www.dimagery.com.
Artist Statement: Since 1975 I have walked the various trails on the campus of Haverford College observing and photographing details and vistas of this environment. On any given day there, my interest may be the warm light of dusk. At other times, the surprising shapes of trees, tangled stems, or the burst of intensely colored bush. Although these elements attract initial attention, the process goes further, to a personalization of the image that moves from what the object is, to an interpretation into a self-contained image. I am interested in an image that simultaneously refers to the landscape, yet engages the visual elements of spatial complexity and dynamics light modulations.
Brief Biography: Thomas Porett started making photographs while in elementary school and has continued working in the medium ever since. He has specialized in extended media, creating large scale projection pieces and began using computer based imagery in 1980. Since then he been involved in creating computer based multimedia pieces that combine photographic and video imagery along with original sound compositions.
Public Talk, March 16th, 4:30 p.m.,
Thomas Porett will talk about his photography and his multimedia work.
Opening reception, March 17th, 4- 6p.m.
The public talk and opening are free and open to the public.