June 7 - 28, 2014
Opening reception: Saturday, June 7, 7:00 - 10:00 pm
In celebration of Father’s Day, Live(In) Gallery, announces its June exhibition Your Face is Killing Me : Work by Harry Donnermeyer. Aside from DNA we inherit much from our parents including language, interests, and a creative nature. With this exhibition one of the creators of Live(In) Gallery, Molly Donnermeyer, has worked with her father, Harry Donnermeyer, to curate a selection of his photography and to collaborate on a site specific installation especially for this exhibition. Both Father and Daughter make use of photography as their medium of choice to capture careful compositions.
Donnermeyer’s photographic training is from an earlier time before digital, before Instagram. He uses several processes including traditional silver prints, gum printing, and most recently digital. After years of saving photographic equipment here and there Donnermeyer built a home darkroom in which to process and print his own work.
Harry Donnermeyer’s work often involves figures and landscapes as caught in a split second of recognition. He writes, “I consider all of my work to be a series of landscapes that can be viewed consciously or subconsciously; either looked at, but not seen, viewed only at the corner of one’s eye.” His use of angular composition is deliberate and lasting, but also creates a sense of the ephemeral.
Harry Donnermeyer is a resident of Northern Kentucky. Donnermeyer has worked in the field of photography since 1974 including stints as a wedding photographer, advertising photographer at Pogues, graphic cameraman for Ohio Blue Print Co. where he worked with room-sized cameras, and finally as a digital printer. He studied photography at NKU and graduated with a BFA in 1979. During his time at NKU Donnermeyer worked for the school newspaper, The Northerner, as a staff photographer and Photo Editor. After graduating He worked for the now closed Provident Camera in downtown Cincinnati, where he experienced and participated in the city’s photographic arts community. He has participated in several group shows including the Cincinnati Art Consortium’s Exposure Exhibition, as well as Murray State University’s Magic Silver Show. He is never without a camera.
Please come celebrate the opening of Your Face is Killing Me: Work by Harry Donnermeyer at Live(In) Gallery on Saturday June 7!
For more information, please contact the gallery by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Live(In) Gallery is located at 2159 Central Avenue in Brighton.
Gallery is free and open to the public, with street parking in front of the space and on nearby streets.
Gallery hours are by appointment.
Mission Statement: Live(In) Gallery is an alternative arts space located in the Brighton neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio. Live(In) exhibits emerging and established artists with an emphasis on experimental, ephemeral, and collaborative works presented in a domestic setting. Live(In) is run by Molly Donnermeyer and Amy Scarpello, who also reside in the space.