Altarations: Built, Blended, Processed

Schmidt Center Gallery: November 21, 2014 - February 28, 2015
Ritter Art Gallery: January 15 - February 28, 2015
Schmidt Center Gallery Public Space: November 21, 2015 - April 2015 

Schmidt Center Gallery Ritter installation
Schmidt Center Gallery Public Space Schmidt Center Gallery Public Space
Ritter Art Gallery Schmidt Center Gallery

Images: (left column, top to bottom) Installation view in the Schmidt Center Gallery with Ilit Azoulay, Eileen Quinlan, Maria Martinez-Canas and Matthew Porter; Installation view of work by Penelope Umbrico in the Schmidt Center Gallery Public Space ; Installation view of the Ritter Art Gallery with works by Lucie Stahl, Erica Baum and John Mann; (right column, top to bottom) Installation view of the Ritter Art Gallery with works by Noriko Furunishi and Yamini Nayar; students walking through the Schmidt Center Gallery Public Space; Installation view of the Schmidt Center Gallery with works by Ellen Carey, Matthew Porter and Hugh Scott-Douglas.


Schmidt Center Gallery Public Space: November 21, 2014 – April 30, 2015
Schmidt Center Gallery: November 21, 2014 – February 28, 2015 
Opening: Thursday, November 20, 2014, 6:30pm
Closed: November 27 - 29 and December 22, 2014 – January 6, 2015 
Artists in the Schmidt Center Gallery

Ilit Azoulay,  Ellen Carey, Lisa Gwilliam &  Ray Sweeten (DataSpaceTime),  Barbara Kasten,  Maria Martinez-Cañas,  Matthew Porter, 
Eileen Quinlan, Hugh Scott-Douglas,  James Welling,  Penelope Umbrico

Ritter Art Gallery: January 16 – February 28, 2015
Opening: Thursday, January 15, 2015, 6:30pm
Artists in the Ritter Art Gallery
Erica Baum,  Joshua Dildine,  Noriko Furunishi,  Jibade-Khalil Huffman,  Cassandra C. Jones,  John Mann,  Yamini Nayar,  Asbjørn Skou, 
Travess Smalley,  Lucie Stahl,  Ishmael Randall Weeks,  Hannah Whitaker,  Jennifer Williams

Altarations: Built, Blended, Processed presents works by 23 contemporary artists. Most of the artists live  and work throughout the United States while a few reside in other countries including Israel, Denmark and Peru.  While hardly unified in style and content, the artists’ works in Altarations blend photographic images and processes  to produce works that celebrate, contradict and undermine photographic traditions through altered images and references.  The title of the exhibition is derived from Mark C. Taylor’s “Altarity,” a 1987 book of philosopher Taylor’s writing that brings  together his interpretation and synthesis of several modern philosophers’ interpretations of difference and otherness. 




ARCHIVE: Free Public Programs


Thursday, November 20, 2014
6:30pm  •  Exhibition opening in the Schmidt Center Gallery and artist lecture
Maria Martinez-Cañas - artist in Altarations

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
12pm  •  Artist Talk in VA-105
with Ellen Carey - artist in Altarations

Thursday, January 15, 2015
12pm  •  Artist Talk in VA-105
with John Mann
 - artist in  Altarations

Thursday, January 15, 2015
7pm  •  Exhibition opening in the Ritter Art Gallery and panel discussion with:
Dr. Heather A. Diack -  essayist for the  Altarations  exhibition catalogue
Dr. Diack is the author of Photography Collected Us (University of Toronto Art Centre, 2012). 

She is finishing her next book, Framing Doubt: Photography, Conceptual Art, and Contemporary Uncertainty.

John Mann - artist in Altarations
John Mann‘s solo exhibitions include Daniel Cooney Fine Art, New York and PDX Contemporary, Portland,OR.

In 2010, he published a limited edition artist book Thinner Air with Three Post Press.

Ellen Carey - artist in Altarations
Ellen Carey’s solo exhibitions include Ibu Gallery, Paris, France and Nina Freudenheim Fine Art, Buffalo, NY.

Her work is in many collections including Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art,
New York and Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC.

W. Rod Faulds, co-curator of Altarations
Faulds is a curator, designer, artist and director, University Galleries, FAU. He has worked at The Brooklyn Museum
and the Williams College Museum of Art.
Jeanie Ambrosio, co-curator of  Altarations

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
117 NE 2nd Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
7:30pm  •  Artist Lecture at Girls' Club
Penelope Umbrico  - artist in  Altarations
Umbrico attended the School of Visual Arts in New York where she now teaches. Her first monograph,   Penelope Umbrico: (photographs)   was published by Aperture. Two additional books are forthcoming,   Out of Order  (RVB Books),  and  Range  (Aperture). Her solo exhibitions include the International Center of Photograhy, New York and LMAK Projects, New York.

Thursday, January 29, 2015
12pm  •  Artist Talk in VA-105
with Penelope Umbrico  - artist in  Altarations
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
12pm  •  Artist Talk in VA-105
with Jibade-Khalil Huffman  - artist in  Altarations

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
In collaboration with the Department of English, FAU
7:30pm  •  Poetry Reading in the Ritter Art Gallery
Jibade-Khalil Huffman - artist in Altarations
Los Angeles-based, Jibade-Khalil Huffman is a visual artist who is also a poet, currently with two books, 19 Names For Our Band (Fence Books, 2008) and James Brown is Dead and Other Poems (Future Plan and Program, 2011). His work was recently featured in the 2014 Made in LA at the Hammer, UCLA.