"Tools and Shrouds" by Stephen Althouse in the Photography Gallery
Sculptor-photographer Stephen Althouse (b. 1948) creates simple assemblages of objects relating to timeless human activity and his personal life experiences. Utilizing large-format film photography combined with digital manipulation and printing, he transmutes and formalizes his subjects into metaphor-laden visual expressions. Althouse often reinforces the conceptual nature of his work by adding written phrases in obscure dialects and in Braille, which may heighten the mystery of his art.
Althouse has traveled, resided, and worked on three continents, using Miami as his base. Presently he is living locally in Rebersburg and developing ideas for his artwork stimulated by close interaction with the Amish community.
His academic experiences include earning the MFA and BFA degrees in Sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Miami, and holding the rank of Distinguished Professor of Fine Arts at Barry University in Miami.
Concurrent with this Tools and Shrouds exhibition at the Bellefonte Art Museum, is another exhibition of Althouse’s work entitled Transfigurations at the Museum of Art-Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA January 18 - April 7. Additional solo exhibitions of his work are scheduled for this year at the Museum Moderner Kunst Kärten in Austria and at the Mobile Museum of Art in Alabama.
Visit www.stephenalthouse.us for additional information about the artist and his work.
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