PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, OH: Photographically-based art ranging from digital photography to sculptural processes will make an appearance at Owens Community College as internationally recognized artist Debra Davis brings the human condition, with all its varied implications to life through computer manipulation, to the Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery in an exhibit titled “Traveling Notations”, Jan. 11 - Feb. 13, 2010.
The Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery is located in Owens’ Center for Fine and
Performing Arts on the Toledo-area Campus in Perrysburg Township.
Davis’ artistic expressions are recognized internationally for capturing the human journey with all its bumps that are caused by uncontrollable events in society. She incorporates digital photography, video, video stills, drawing, creative writing and sculptural processes throughout her artwork, interweaving the “found” with the “created”.
A Pace Eminent Scholar Award winner, her most recent work has been based on sensory input, climatic shifts and evidentiary verification, coupled with the human dichotomies of life such as weight/lightness, presence/absence and freedom/constraint.
Her photographically-based art has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. Davis has also received various awards throughout her career highlighted by two International Faculty Development Awards to Prague, Czech Republic from USAC and the University of Toledo.
Davis currently serves as the Chair for the Department of Art and a Professor of Art in New Media at the University of Toledo, where she has taught both digital and traditional photographic processes to include Time-Based Digital Media, Photographic Alternatives and Digital Media courses.
She holds master’s degrees in photography and instructional technology - media production from the University of Colorado and Northern Illinois University, respectively. Additionally, Davis earned a bachelor’s degree in art studio from Northern Illinois University.
Admission to the Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays; from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays; and from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturdays. For additional information, contact the Center for Fine and Performing Arts at 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 2721 or (567) 661-2721.