UCO Photography Professor Presents Work in Exhibit 'Observed' Through April 18

University of Central Oklahoma’s Woody Gaddis Gallery will feature work by Central associate photography professor Jesse Miller in the exhibit “Observed” through April 18.

April 8, 2014

Media Contact: Sydney Monday, Intern, University Relations, 405-974-2121, smonday2@uco.edu

UCO PHOTOGRAPHY PROFESSOR PRESENTS WORK IN EXHIBIT ‘OBSERVED’ THROUGH APRIL 18            

The University of Central Oklahoma’s Woody Gaddis Gallery will feature the exhibit “Observed” with work by Central associate photography professor Jesse Miller through April 18.

The gallery is located in Room 104 of the Communications Building on Central’s campus and is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday-Friday.

“Observed” explores visual effect techniques used in advertising photography and motion pictures to express a personal narrative about mortality. In particular, the exhibit pays homage to a cultural icon of the 20th century: the large metal signage found in cities like New York, Chicago and points along Route 66.           

“These symbols connect us to the cities we live in. They represent memories of road trips and the freedom of the open road,” Miller said in his artist statement.

“Beyond the cultural identities of signs, I have used them in these photographs as representations of the human machine with both its strengths and weaknesses.”

Miller received his MFA from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is a professional freelance photographer and fine artist with more than 15 years experience in the field. His images have been shown in galleries throughout the U.S. and the world.

Central’s Woody Gaddis Gallery features new exhibitions on a monthly basis. For more information about this exhibit and upcoming events, visit www.facebook.com/ucophoto.

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Editor’s Note: To download art associated with this release, visit www.uco.edu/photo/Observed04.14

Cutline: University of Central Oklahoma’s Woody Gaddis Gallery will feature work by Central associate photography professor Jesse Miller in the exhibit “Observed” through April 18.