*Photo by Christopher Schneberger.
A ghost will haunt the Eleanor R. and Robert A. DeVries Gallery in Kellogg Community College’s Davidson Visual and Performing Arts Center this month, as the gallery houses photographer Christopher Schneberger’s “Glimmer: The Haunting of the Graham House” exhibit Oct. 14 through Nov. 8.
The exhibit, which will be free and open to the public for viewing, will be presented as part of the college’s DeVries Visiting Artist Series. It features photographs of a family in domestic scenes whose house is haunted by the spirit of a young girl. The ghost is visible to the residents of the home – and viewers of the photographs – only in reflections.
In his artist’s statement, Schneberger says that his work seeks “to open a dialectic about history, the museum, factual accuracy and pseudoscience.”
“Rather than perpetrating a hoax, I’m attempting to suspend the disbelief of the viewer, even for a moment, and seduce them with the impossible,” Schneberger says, “while simultaneously prompting them to question both the veracity of the narrator and the systems by which we absorb and trust information.”
Ryan Flathau, an art professor at KCC and DeVries Gallery coordinator, said “Schneberger’s photographic practices and his series ‘Glimmer: The Haunting of the Graham House’ are representative of what we strive to teach our photography and multimedia program students here at KCC: to be dynamic in creative idea, technical workflow and presentation.”
An opening reception that will include a lecture from the artist will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at the gallery. These events are also free and open to the public.
The lecture and exhibit are funded through the KCC Foundation Art on Campus Initiative, the mission of which is to provide art experiences on KCC campuses for students, employees and the community.
The exhibit will be available for viewing during regular hours for KCC’s DeVries Gallery, which are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
For more information about the “Glimmer” exhibit and to view several of the images to be featured in the exhibit at KCC, visit the “Glimmer” page on Schneberger’s website at http://christopherschneberger.com/glimmer/story.
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