The Carrollton Center for the Arts welcomes Verisimilitude, a new exhibition that explores the nature of truth, September 9 – October 22.
“Verisimilitude is the appearance of truth,” said Visual Arts Coordinator Marcella Kuykendall. “Each artist in the exhibit explores this idea in photography by creating a different false reality, whether through digital manipulation or the documentation of man-made landscapes and astronomical environments. In a world so dominated by imagery, the exhibit brings into question how much of what we see is an illusion and how much is real.”
The exhibition brings together the work of artists Dominic Lippillo, John Morris, Casey McGuire and Mark Schoon to examine the authenticity of the photograph as a document of evidence and truth.
There will be an opening reception September 9, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., which will also serve as a closing reception for the center’s outgoing exhibition, Introspections.
In conjunction with the exhibit, the center will host a Gallery Play workshop on September 18, designed to enhance a participant’s understanding of art shown in the center’s galleries:
Gallery Play: Building Miniature Worlds for Photography
Ages: 8 – 12 10:30am – 12pm
Ages 13 – 17, 1:30 – 3pm
Fee: $15 – (All materials included)
Inspired by the space and moon landing-based photographs in Verisimilitude, the workshop teaches students to create miniature sets for imaginary photographic worlds. Each student will get a printed or emailed copy of their photo and are also welcome to bring cellphones and other photographic devices.
Go to www.carrolltonarts.com or call the center at (770) 838-1083 to register.
When: September 9 – October 22, Opening Reception September 9, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m
Where: Carrollton Center for the Arts
For questions concerning this exhibition or the Carrollton Center for the Arts, please call Tim Chapman, Arts Superintendent at (770) 838-1083.