FotoFocus Exhibitions

Artists' Reception: Saturday, October 6 5:00-7:00 pm | September 13, 2012

Xavier University and the Department of Art will present three exhibitions in conjunction with Fotofocus Cincinnati. Photographers x Photographers is a unique photographic experience featuring 60 local artists, After Life by Connie Sullivan and an exhibition by recent Xavier Department of Art graduates.


Photographers x Photographers began when local photographers met earlier this year to draw names from a hat to learn whom they would shoot. By becoming the subjects, these artists learned what it is like in front of the camera, discovering a newfound empathy for their subjects. Throughout the process, they had the opportunity to expand their knowledge of their craft, finding inspiration in watching each other at work. Photographers x Photographers is the result of this unique collaboration. Unprecedented in its scope and level of talent, the exhibition features work by local artists who specialize in various disciplines including commercial, fine art, wedding, journalistic, portrait and more.


The 60 local artists are: Helen Adams, Barry Anderson, Tony Arrasmith, Jay Bachemin, Mark Bealer, Jymi Bolden, Mark Bowen, Alan Brown, Lisa Britton, Michael Caporale, Amanda Cawdrey, Carrie Cochran, Pete Coleman, Chris Cone, Bruce Crippen, Amanda Davidson, Anita Douthat, John Engelman, Suz Fleming, Robert A. Flischel, Linda Franklin, Tim Freeman, Melvin Grier, Samantha Grier, Jon Hughes, Michael Isaacs, Peggy Joseph, Todd Joyce, Mike Kearns, Michael Keating, Ainsley Kellar, Gary Kessler, Cameron Knight, Kal Kowal, Gary Landers, Cameron Knight, Kal Kowal, Cathy Lyons, Mel Mittermiller, Paula Norton, Rick Norton, Patrick Reddy, Shanon Rice, David Rosenthal, Greg Rust, Ann Segal, Kim Simmons, Joe Simon, Brad Smith, Jane Alden Stevens, Jeff Swinger, Tony Tribble, Bryn Weller, Joe Wessels, Gina Weathersby, Frank Wiewandt, Michael Wilson, J. Miles Wolf, Jay Yocis, Sarah Yocis.


The public is invited to a panel discussion on "The Future of Photography" on Wednesday, October 24, 6:30-8:00 in the Xavier University Art Gallery.  The speakers will be Tony Arrosmith, Samantha Grier, and Greg Rust – moderated by Todd Joyce.


Connie Sullivan presents After Life, a photo-based installation. After Life is a photo-based installation created by Connie Sullivan.  While death is a taboo subject in contemporary America, Sullivan tackles it head on with her comic and somber interpretations of what happens to us after we die. Connie Sullivan's photographs have been seen worldwide in a number of solo exhibitions in the US, Europe and Asia. Her first large-scale solo show in Cincinnati was at the Contemporary Art Center in 1983. Her work is in a number of museum and private collections both here and abroad. She has received fellowships for her photography from the Ohio Arts Council and from the National Endowment for the Arts. In 1983 Morgan and Morgan published Petroglyphs of the Heart, a book of the artist's photographs.


On the third floor of the Gallagher Student Center, three 2012 graduates of Xavier’s Department of Art program will present recent photographic images – Emily Berg, Kimberly Figgins, and Alexa Von Bargen.


Please join us on Saturday, October 6, 5:00-7:00 pm to meet the artists and enjoy free refreshments.