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Bede Art Gallery to feature Vermillion in Blue Exhibition

Published Date7\28\2011

The Bede Art Gallery will host a photography exhibition by the USD College of Fine Arts from July 18 to September 30 on the campus of Mount Marty College.

This exhibition of ferro-prussiate prints comes from an ongoing visual exploration of the process conducted at the College of Fine Art at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. It is comprised of work created by the students of the Art Department this past year, and was funded in part by an Office of Research, Research Excellence Development Grant.

The photographic process used in this exhibition is the ferro-prussiate process, one of the oldest “dialects: in the language of photography, invented by Sir John Herschel in 1841. This light sensitive emulsion, involving the mix of ferric ammonium citrate and potassium ferricynide, can be hand spread beyond a "straight" and traditional application and context. Applying the emulsion to fabric, canvas, wood, concrete and other surfaces, opens the potential of creative invention and extends its application into other mediums within the visual arts.

For further information on this exhibition or the ferro-prussiate process, contact John Banasiak at jbanasia@usd.edu, or call the USD Photography Department at 605-677-5154.

The Bede Art Gallery, located in Roncalli Center on the Mount Marty College campus, is open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. weekdays. The gallery is free and open to the public.