The Visual & Performing Arts Division of Gulf Coast State College will present "Controlled Burns and The Water Below," an exhibition of photography by native Floridian Jeremy Chandler, beginning February 15 with a lecture and reception.
Through portraiture, landscape and narrative imagery, Chandler's interest is in how the landscape shapes individual notions of self as well as social dynamics between people. His work questions traditional notions of masculinity which are often expressed through men's relationships with the forest and with one another within this context.
In addition to being the 2008 Photographer Laureate for the City of Tampa, Chandler has been included in numerous group and solo exhibitions throughout the United States and his work is held in public and private collections throughout the world. He received his BFA from the University of Florida in Creative Photography and his MFA from the University of South Florida. Chandler is currently an Assistant Art Professor and Photography Area Coordinator at Southern Connecticut State University.
The lecture will take place Friday, February 15, 1:00-2:00 p.m. at GCSC in the Amelia Tapper Center, Room 128, followed by the exhibit's opening and a reception from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Both events and the exhibit are free and open to the public.
The exhibit runs February 15 through March 14 in the Amelia Center Main Gallery (Room 112). Regular gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For more information, please contact Pavel Amromin at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (850) 769-3886.