"Phostimum" show opens First Friday

This untitled archival digital print by UNL graduate student Allen Morris won the Juror's Award in the photography exhibit, "Phostimum."
This untitled archival digital print by UNL graduate student Allen Morris won the Juror's Award in the photography exhibit, "Phostimum."

"Phostimum" show opens First Friday

09 Mar 2014    

"Phostimum," a collection of photographs by UNL Department of Art and Art History student photographers will open at The Pilgrimer in Lincoln on First Friday, April 4, with an opening reception from 8-10 p.m.

UNL Fine Art Photo Club President Drew Davis, a junior in the Department of Art and Art History, came up with the name for the show, saying, "Phos is the Greek root of photo, meaning light. Plus 'timum' from optimum. Optimium light = Phostimum."

Hixson-Lied visiting artist Kathleen Robbins juried the show from works submitted by members of the UNL Fine Art Photo Club. Photographs in the show represent a variety of processes, including gelatin silver and archival digital prints.

Robbins chose an untitled image by graduate student Allen Morris to receive the Juror's Award from the exhibit, and that award will be announced during Friday's opening.

Robbins is an associate professor of art, coordinator of the photography program and affiliate faculty of southern studies at the University of South Carolina. An exhibit of her photographs, "Into the Flatland," is currently on display at Workspace Gallery in Lincoln. The work explores familial obligation and the photographer's conflicted relationship with her family home in the Mississippi Delta.

The show will only be open for First Friday. The Pilgrimer is located at 228 N. 12th St., Suite 200, in Lincoln.