27 West 7th Street
Covington, KY 41011
A Personal Narrative
September 28-November 9
Friday September 28, 6 pm–9 pm
A Personal Narrative showcases photographs by DAAP student Andrea Schafer and Texas A& M Professor Vaughn Wascovich, with a sculptural installation by Cincinnati-based artist and UC Adjunct Professor Farron Allen. Vaughn Wascovich's series Welcome to Hard Times: Photographs of East Texas, is heavily influenced by his childhood growing up in a dying steel town and his return to familiar places in adulthood to offer dialogue on his search for 'the depth of a place.' Wascovich received his BFA from Youngstown State University. After several years in advertising and working as a freelance photographer, he returned to school to earn his MFA at Columbia College in Chicago. He currently lives and works from Commerce, Texas where he is an Associate Professor of Photography.
Farron Allen, a sculptor from a family of West Virginia coalminers, explores his experience growing up in a strict Southern Baptist household against modern issues and the politics surrounding the AIDS epidemic, and the societal taboo that notions of religion can impart on subject matter perceived as contrary to its fundamental beliefs.
Andrea Shafer is an undergraduate studying fine arts at the University of Cincinnati in the Design Architecture Art and Planning program. Her work, Bridging the Narratives, explores the uses of different mediums with dissimilar technologies to find a balance between the old, the new, and the wondrous in daily menial tasks. Schafer focuses on the pursuit of this balance by romanticizing the present reality of an often overtechnofied existence. Her intimate images of two friends/lovers enjoying simple moments together are familiar and touching portraits that depict the reality of unsung life moments.
The AEC is Covington's government-sponsored gallery and community art space.