Attraction/Repulsion: Photographs from St. Lawrence University’s Permanent Collection, curated by Josie Emmanuele ’18.
This hallway exhibition provides a visual and conceptual spectrum of images ranging from attraction to repulsion, making the viewer more comfortable or uncomfortable as his or her journey continues in either direction. Some images, taken alone, convey immediate reactions, while others take time to digest. Context can play a large role in interpreting many of the images, in that once a viewer becomes aware of an image’s title or background, the viewer’s response may vary. The idea of “knowing” and “not knowing” context and background also comes into play, which can alter the overall feeling of the photographs in the exhibition.
Curator Josie Emmanuele ’18 Josie is currently a senior at St. Lawrence University, majoring in Biology on the Pre-Health track and minoring in Art & Art History. Growing up in a rural area in central New York, she was inspired by and readily enjoyed eerie, unsettling things that made her and others jump, including books at the time such as Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark to today’s horror films/books such as Stephen King’s IT. As a Biology teaching assistant, she also works in the Science Writing Center. Josie is a member of the Art & Art History Honorary Society, the Epsilon Kappa Chapter of Chi Omega, and SLU’s women’s rugby team; she is also the former President/Vice President of the Pre-Health Club on campus.
For more information, see the gallery’s website. The hallway gallery is open daily from 7 am – 11 pm.