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Pacific Northwest College of Art  Online Magazine  Portland, OR

Multimedia — Dec 09, 2010

MFA Lecture: Eileen Quinlan

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Photographer Eileen Quinlan presents an MFA Visual Studies Lecture.

The MFA in Visual Studies presents photographer Eileen Quinlan as part of the 2010-2011 Graduate Visiting Artist Lecture Series.

Eileen Quinlan is interested in the false transparency of the photographic image. For her, it’s not a window, but a mirror. To force an engagement with the surface of this illusion, she employs crude alienation effects. The process of building pictures with a limited set of materials is illustrated, serving to further highlight the photograph’s constructed nature.

Produced via the most common tricks of the commercial photo trade, the “Smoke & Mirrors” pictures are straightforward still-life photographs, unmanipulated in the darkroom or through digital craft.

Introduction by Arnold Kemp, Chair, MFA in Visual Studies. Swigert Commons, Pacific Northwest College of Art. Presenting sponsor: ZGF Architects LLP

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