Photography exhibit opening at Vincennes University's Shircliff Gallery of Art

Photography exhibit opening at Vincennes University's Shircliff Gallery of Art

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November 04, 2019

November 4, 2019 / Photography exhibit opening at Vincennes University’s Shircliff Gallery of Art

VINCENNES, Ind. – An exhibition featuring the photographic works of Leah Gose and Adrian Little will open Nov. 5 at Vincennes University’s Shircliff Gallery of Art.

The exhibit will include dreamlike imagery and text-based projects from both artists. The exhibition will run through Dec. 6. An artist talk and reception will take place with Gose/Little on Nov. 14 from 11 a.m.-12 noon (EST) at the gallery located in Room A103 of the Shircliff Humanities Center at the corner of First and Harrison streets on the VU campus.

Stepping Through the Past is a two-person exhibition that takes on maternal loss and recontextualization of the past. The imagery presented creates a connection and viewpoint that layers the past with the present. Artist Leah Gose constructs dreamscapes that share family relationships based on shared experiences decades apart, while Adriane Little builds her imagery of visualizing text and image using data mapping to explore the effect of loss.

Gose’s series, Questions of Stella, skillfully combines postcards and Polaroid photographs to recontextualize memories of what remain both physically and metaphorically. These dreamscapes are rooted in the details presented... sometimes revealing and yet often concealing.

For Mapping Mrs. Dalloway, Little walked the streets of London and photographed along the path that Mrs. Dalloway walks in Virginia Woolf’s novel of the same name. These are the same streets that Woolf herself walked countless times. Her intention was not to illustrate the novel, but instead to use stream of consciousness in capturing the images. After dividing the text of the novel into 20 sections, a word count of the novel is then layered over each image as data visualization that both obscures and reveals information within each image.

Shircliff Gallery of Art hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 12-4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free.

For more information, contact Prof. Arthur Fields, 812-888-4316, or


Leah Goseis a visual artist specializing in photography and book arts. She is an Assistant Professor of Photography at Kendall College of Art & Design. She holds a B.A. in photography from the University of Colorado – Boulder and an M.F.A. in photography from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas. Her current work explores memory loss through re-contextualized personal memories and appropriated family photographs. Her work has been exhibited in various venues both nationally and internationally.

Adriane Littleis a conceptual artist and educator living in Kalamazoo Michigan. Her studio practice originates from the perspective of photographic processes, but also crosses media and theoretical positions.  The underpinnings of her visual work and research are at an intersection of trauma and ritual through an interrogation of a presence and absence of the maternal body. Since fall 2006, her artwork has exhibited in 58 different venues in 55 international cities and in 94 different venues in 75 U.S. cities.

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