News of the College November 2004
Pirkle Jones image
Ruth Marion-Baruch Jones and Pirkle Jones, 1968
“Young Man and Baby”
Gelatin silver print, 16 x 20 in.
Cooley Gallery announces 2004–05 exhibition schedule

Early American photographic snapshots, Madame de Pompadour, the Black Panthers, and early trompe l’oeil paintings all have their place in the 2004–05 special exhibition schedule of Reed’s Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery.

The gallery opened its fall exhibition season with A Personal Public, the newest mixed media and video installation by contemporary artist Ken Aptekar. The exhibition, curated by gallery director Stephanie Snyder ’91, examined the personal and artistic exploits of Mme de Pompadour through narrative oil paintings and text under glass. Aptekar shared his vision with the Reed community through a talk and a question-and-answer session.

Exhibition events continue on January 4 with the opening of Black Panthers, 1968: Photographs by Ruth-Marion Baruch and Pirkle Jones. The two noted California photographers were invited by Eldridge Cleaver to chronicle the Black Panther movement in and around Oakland, California, the headquarters of the organization. The resulting photographs were exhibited in the 1968 show A Photographic Essay on the Black Panthers, and the Cooley exhibition brings together 45 photographs from that original display. This exhibition coincides with Reed’s celebration of Black History Month.

The schedule continues March 8 with Feast the Eye, Fool the Eye, an exhibit of 43 still-life and trompe l’oeil paintings from the Oscar and Maria Salzer Collection of the Fresno Metropolitan Museum. Snapshot Chronicles: The Rise of the American Photograph Album completes the exhibition schedule and opens May 24. End of Article

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Reed Magazine November 2004
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