|When||Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 5:00 PM-6:30 PM|
|Location||Moore Reading Room|
|Contact||Julie A. Ellis at 562.903.5604 or firstname.lastname@example.org|
Biola University Library is partnering with the Biola Art Department to recognize the publication of Kurt Simonson’s first monograph, Northwoods Journals. Simonson is an Associate Professor of Art at Biola University. A Book Talk, in which the author will discuss his work, will be held in the Moore Reading Room on Wednesday, February 17, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be available.
His publication, Northwoods Journals, is the culmination of fifteen years of work. The work forms a lyrical and strange family album, a collection of photographs that speaks to the complex merger of myth and memory Simonson has encountered as he seeks to establish his own sense of place, story and identity.
Simonson's work is regularly exhibited nationally and internationally, including a recent solo exhibition at Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, Oregon, and group exhibits at the San Diego Museum of Art, the Center for Fine Art Photography (Fort Collins, CO), RayKo Photo Center (San Francisco, CA), and the Foto8 Gallery in London, England. His work has been published in the London Sunday Times Magazine, Fraction Magazine, Lenscratch, AintBad, and Dodho Magazine. In 2012 he received a Curator’s Choice award from CENTER Santa Fe and was shortlisted in Photolucida's Critical Mass. In 2015 he was named one of LensCulture’s 50 Emerging Talents internationally.