Penn Libraries Events & Exhibitions
A Visual Odyssey
Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 5:15 pm
Please join us for a lecture by Arthur Tress. Tress is a renowned contemporary art photographer who uses photography to tell stories. He first gained recognition with his hauntingly beautiful book of images, Arthur Tress: The Dream Collector (1972), which challenged the photographic ethos of its time. HIs photographs call to mind aspects of surrealism and magical realism, juxtaposing elements of real life and staged fantasy. His work is in major public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, George Eastman House, Centre Georges Pompidou, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Whitney Museum of American Art, and Art Institute of Chicago. Among his other books are Shadow: A Novel in Photographs, Theatre of the Mind, Reeves, and Arthur Tress: Fantastic Voyage: Photographs 1956-2000. Arthur Tress is also a collector of Japanese illustrated books, which have influenced his own work.

Registration is appreciated

Sponsored by the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, with support from the Muriel Pfaelzer Bodek Fund for Library Public Events, and by the Department of the History of Art

Image: Arthur Tress, Boy in Flood Dream, Ocean City, Maryland, 1972. Gelatin Silver Print. Courtesy of the artist

Class of 1978 Pavilion
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor
3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
Free and open to the public (please show photo ID at entrance)