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Black and white angled box with ACA in white. Atlantic Center for the Arts
The Southeast Museum of Photography is pleased to announce a new exhibiting partnership initiative with the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

Selections from the Southeast Museum of Photography Collection
November 10, 2012 – February 9, 2013

Leah King-Smith
Patterns of Connection (1991)
vertline Nancy Goldring
Isurumuniya (The Lovers)
Barbara Norfleet
Insects (1993-1997)
Color photo-composition of Aboriginal person with trees in background. Color photo-montage of tree, house, temple and stairs. Color photograph of insects arranged in a composed landscape (beetles crawling over rocks).
“This photo-composition series is essentially about renewing people’s perceptions of Aboriginal (Koori) people. A guiding element behind this work comes from the contrasting cultures of my own ancestral backgrounds, having a black aboriginal mother and a white Australian father of British descent. By re-placing the Koories in my work, I am showing my concerns about how the original photographs, and those generally of indigenous peoples in the 19th century, are evidence of the cultural bias of the civilization which produced them, and in so being, generate an inaccurate version of the presence of Aboriginal people from this point of view.” – Leah King Smith

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"Each image suggests a different aspect of an ancient rock-cut temple in Sri Lanka; and together the series intends to evoke the site as studied, experienced, and finally remembered. The circular format, a kind of lens or peephole through which we glimpse the place, derives from early Buddhist motifs representing the endless cycle from which we strive to attain release. In its reliance on this model, the piece reflects the beliefs that guided the original design of the temple. Each photographic tondo contains a likeness of the temple façade; and each offers a discrete description that co-exists with and amplifies the others. I have excavated Isurumuniya, searching for the fundamental meaning of the place, sifting through layers of information drawn from early documents and nineteenth travel photographs, and then re-set this trans-historical reconfiguration into its contemporary landscape, the way I saw it.” – Nancy Goldring

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“Photos of human workers engaged in meaningless toil would make a somewhat overdone point, but Norfleet's carefully posed insects and strange, barren landscapes pull us away from the familiar just enough to make us see things we might have missed. Her gorgeous and rare insects are so peculiar, so engagingly presented that they provoke brand-new reactions to such activities as capital punishment, domestication of other animals, and war. Insect society seems to have a lot in common with our own. Besides the thoughtful and clever poses, each photo affords a close look at some of the most amazing creatures you'll ever see. It's a wonderland of entomological ecstasy.” – Therese Littleton

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Friday, November 9, 2012

5-7pm - Exhibition Opening at the Pabst Visitor Center & Gallery - Atlantic Center for the Arts
7pm - ACA's Poetry Slam

The exhibition will open Friday, November 9 in the Atlantic Center for the Arts’ Mark and Margery Pabst Visitor Center & Gallery. This event will be held in conjunction with ACA’s “notorious” Wham Bam Poetry Slam at 7pm. Both events are free and open to the public.

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Atlantic Center for the Arts is a nonprofit, interdisciplinary artists' community and arts education facility dedicated to promoting artistic excellence by providing talented artists an opportunity to work and collaborate with some of the world's most distinguished contemporary artists in the fields of music composition, and the visual, literary, and performing arts. Community interaction is coordinated through on-site and outreach presentations, workshops and exhibitions.

Map of Atlantic Center for the Arts Gallery LOCATION
The Atlantic Center for the Arts
1414 Art Center Avenue
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168

Tuesday - Friday: 10am - 4pm
Saturday: 10am - 2pm
Sunday: closed


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or call: (386) 427-6975

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The Southeast Museum of Photography is a service of Daytona State College
1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. (Building 1200) Daytona Beach, FL, 32114, (386) 506-4475
Free Admission & Parking

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Exhibitions and programs at the Southeast Museum of Photography are supported in part by Daytona State College, Volusia ECHO and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on the Arts.

Daytona State College prohibits discrimination and assures equal opportunity in employment and education services to all individuals without regard to age, ancestry, belief, color, disability, ethnicity, genetic information, gender, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, and veteran status. For more details, read our Equal Opportunity Statement or contact: Lonnie Thompson, Chair of the Equity Committee at 386-506-3403 or 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, Fl. 32114.