A Solo Exhibition by Omaha-Based Photographer Larry Ferguson
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, Jan. 12, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m
“It does seem hard that you shouldn’t have a view.” So observed Miss Bartlett in E.M. Forester’s classic novel A Room With a View, underscoring the metaphorical need to look beyond the confines of everyday life to the deeper experiences occurring around us. That’s precisely what Larry Ferguson has been doing for the past 30 years. The Omaha photographer has captured views from rooms in which he’s lived, stayed or worked, providing viewers with an intimate glimpse into the more extraordinary aspects of our ordinary environs.
Creighton University is pleased to present a selection of Ferguson’s decades-long project in the solo exhibition The View From My Room, which takes place Jan. 12 through Feb. 10, 2008 at the Lied Art Gallery in the Lied Education Center for the Arts on the Creighton University campus.
The show features scenes from rooms located in China, Mexico and Argentina as well as from cities throughout the U.S. Ferguson focused on capturing the individual settings with a documentarian’s exactitude, his black-and-white prints revealing the subtle nuances present in often overlooked surroundings. The View From My Room is free and open to the public, and Creighton University invites everyone to come and experience Ferguson’s unique photographic vision.
About the Artist:
Based in Omaha, Neb., Larry Ferguson is an internationally known photographer whose work has been exhibited in more than 400 galleries and museums throughout the world as well as published in 50 periodicals and books. His artwork is included in thousands of private collections worldwide, as well as in the public collections of thirty museums, such as the Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha; the Society for Contemporary Photography, Kansas City, Mo; and the Library of Congress, Washington D.C. Ferguson’s last solo exhibition, Antarctica: Journey and Destination, was held at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in 2006, and received widespread media attention and critical acclaim. For more information about Larry Ferguson, visit www.fergusonstudio.com.
This exhibit is funded, in part, by the generous support of the Richard and Mary McCormick Endowment Fund for the Fine and Performing Arts, the Grace Keenan Fund and another anonymous source. Information for this and other events can be found at the Department’s web site at http://finearts.creighton.edu.
The Creighton Lied Art Gallery is located on the Main Level of the Lied Education Center for the Arts, 24th and Cass Streets; it is open from 1 to 4p.m. daily, including weekends. There is no admission charge to the Lied Art Gallery. Visitor parking is located west of the building and is accessed from Cass Street. Additional visitor parking is available, on the weekends and after 5pm, on the top level of the 24th Street parking structure.