Jim R. Sconyers, Jr.'s Pinhole Photographs on Display in Crandall Gallery

April 08, 2010


The work of Jim R. Sconyers, Jr. will be on display in Mount Union College's Crandall Art Gallery from October 30 through December 16.

Sconyers is an assistant professor of art at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, VA where he teaches printmaking, photography and fundamentals of art design.

'These works are color pinhole photographs of places I have lived, worked and played ' places that have special meaning to me,' said Sconyers. 'Each photograph is a multiple-layered image achieved through a process of rotating the pinhole camera on a tripod in a fixed location, stopping six times to burn six exposures onto the film. The process of layering imagery and the resulting distortion, abstractions, confusion and juxtaposition becomes a visual metaphor for the mind and memory.'

Sconyers earned his bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina at Asheville and his master's degree from the Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts at Indiana University of Bloomington.

Sconyers has been selected for many national and international exhibitions, including the Global Matrix Print Exhibition in 2003 and the Prints! Exhibition in Rome, Italy in 2004.

There will be an artist's reception on Saturday, October 30 from 4 ' 6 p.m. in Crandall Gallery. Both the reception and the Crandall Art Gallery are free and open to the public. The Art Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1 - 6 p.m.

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