Roanoke College

Photography Exhibits

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Opening reception: Friday, October 8 at 7:30 p.m.

Aronson received his M.F.A. in photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design and his B.A. in English from the University of Connecticut.  He is currently an adjunct photography instructor at the American Intercontinental University in Atlanta, Georgia.  According to Aronson, “The city environment is one of secret joys and hidden terrors.  To the innocent bystander, the hidden drama goes unnoticed.  But to the more observant eye, shadows that come from nowhere threaten the urban setting, drawing dark stage curtains over the architectural facades of the city street.  The urban ‘catacombs’ that impinge upon our subconscious are the victims of our collective aggression.”  In his night photographs of urban vegetation, the surreal quality of color caused by the long exposure of tungsten film and mixed lighting sources of unequal color temperature becomes the most important feature of the image.

Hoelscher earned an M.F.A. in photography from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a B.F.A. in photography and drawing and a B.A. in German from the University of Northern Iowa.  She is currently an assistant professor of photography at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston.  In her work, she shows how she experiences the dense symbolic terrain of the city.  She photographs buildings as a collector, devouring walls, bricks, pillars and doors for the materials she needs.  She then builds new spaces digitally, placing portions of the buildings side-by-side and allowing the brain to do the architectural fusion.