March 10, 2017

Guilford College Art Gallery Presents "Time Passing: Photography by Tama Hochbaum"


Guilford College Art Gallery presents photographs from the “Legacy” and “Silver Screen” series by Tama Hochbaum, in an exhibition titled “Time Passing,” from February 20 – May 19, 2017, in the Robert C. Ketner Vitrines. Admission to the exhibition is free and the public is cordially invited to attend.

Originally from New York, Tama Hochbaum received her B.A. from Brandeis University in fine arts and was awarded upon graduation a Thomas J. Watson Foundation Fellowship to study printmaking at Atelier 17 in Paris. She received her M.F.A. in painting from Queens College in New York, New York. She worked as a painter for 20 years before turning to photography.

In 1991, during a four-month stay in Italy, an old interest in photography that had begun during her time in Paris re-emerged. In 1996, she and her family moved to Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She has exhibited extensively in the Triangle including an exhibition entitled Silver Screen in July and August of 2014 at Daylight Project Space in Hillsborough, North Carolina. Her book of the same name, Silver Screen, was published by Daylight Books in the spring of 2015. Six large installations of her photo-compositions based on the photos from the Silver Screen monograph are currently on exhibit at University Place in Chapel Hill. Her work has been shown in New York, Virginia and Colorado and she has had one person exhibitions in Boston, Cincinnati, and in San Francisco and Los Angeles, California. Her work is included in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the William Benton Museum in Storrs Connecticut. Since 2008 she has been represented by George Lawson Gallery, (San Francisco and Los Angeles).

The artist will present a talk about her work leading up to and including the Legacy and Silver Screen images on Thursday, April 13, at 12:00 p.m. in the Art Gallery.

The exhibition in the Robert C. Ketner Vitrines is open during Hege Library hours (Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. - midnight; Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Sunday, noon - midnight). During the College's spring break (March 18-26) Hege Library will be closed on weekends and open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

For additional information please contact the Gallery at 336.316.2438. Guilford College Art Gallery, located in Hege Library on Guilford’s campus, opened in 1990 with over 3,500 square feet devoted to exhibiting the College’s permanent art collection and occasional temporary exhibitions.