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Colloquium with Michael Sell, Feb. 12

Professor shares conceptual roots of recent photography work & exhibition

News contact: Laura Hancock | University Advancement
541-962-3585 | lhancock@eou.edu

February 4, 2015

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LA GRANDE, Ore. (EOU) – Michael Sell, associate professor of media arts/art, will share his newest photographic work documenting the fictional town of Pressley, Mont., for the next colloquium Thursday, Feb. 12.

Sell’s presentation, “The Homunculus and Pressley, Montana,” begins at 4 p.m. in Ackerman Hall, Room 210 at EOU. A reception will follow.

To tune in to the colloquium online, go to https://new.livestream.com/eou/events/3747597.

Sell’s work was recently exhibited in Tallinn, Estonia, as part of “The Homunculus Collection.” His photographs, overlaid with icons from Google Street View, present an imaginary “Anytown, USA” and play with viewers’ notions of reality and fiction. He will discuss his work, its conceptual roots and the exhibition overseas.

Sell’s work was created and presented with assistance from the EOU Foundation, the Oregon Arts Commission and the Estonia Ministry of Culture.

A list of related resources provided by Pierce Library is available for more in-depth information on this topic. Visit http://library.eou.edu/colloquium.

For more information call 541-962-3316.