Park University’s Campanella Gallery to Host Digital Photography Exhibit
January 7, 2020 — The next art exhibit in Park University’s 2019-20 Campanella Gallery exhibition season will feature a display of digital photography by Masoom Khawaja. The exhibit will be on display Monday, Jan. 13, through Friday, Feb. 28, in the Gallery, located within Norrington Center on the University’s Parkville Campus. Admission is free. A reception for the artist will be held on Friday, Feb. 7, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Gallery.
Khawaja, an adjunct instructor of fine art and graphic design at Park, said that she prefers to take photos with a plain lens and does not manipulate or alter the images digitally, rather through the use of filters and using an old style gelatin silver process. “My aim in photography is to work as a middle person, to capture a scene, portrait, or landscape the way it comes through my camera lens and translate or bring that onto photographic paper,” she said. “Angles and shapes are another favorite theme which I explore through architectural photography. I try to develop a dynamic relationship between the viewer and the subject. Because of my background in graphic design, I try to assemble visual appealing compositions and try to communicate emotions and moods that can stay with the viewer for a long time.”
The Campanella Gallery is open during Norrington Center’s regular business hours as follows:
• Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, 4 to 9:30 p.m.
o The building will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20, for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and on Monday, Feb. 17, for the President’s Day holiday