BIRMINGHAM ARTIST EXHIBITS PHOTOS AT UNA
Jan. 11, 2008
By Michele King
UNA Student Writer
FLORENCE, Ala. — Sonja Rieger, known for her urban landscape photography, will bring a collection of color prints to the University of North Alabama to be displayed Jan. 25-Feb. 28 in the University Art Gallery. The exhibit, “Clubs, Kitchens and Disaster,” is from the collection “Urban Light: Divergent Landscape.”
There will be a gallery reception Feb. 28 at 4 p.m.
Rieger said the photos are color landscapes, mostly taken in Birmingham, that explore the mark of the urban world on the natural world, and are highly influenced by her move to the South and her observations from an outsider’s perspective. She is interested in how culture, economics and historical events leave their mark on everyday things.
“There is a proximity of the urban and the rural that can only occur because of the confluence of certain events,” Rieger said.
The former chair of the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Alabama at Birmingham has exhibited widely at regional and national venues while continuing to teach.
Her work is currently in the collections of the International Polaroid Corporation, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the Birmingham Museum of Art, the Huntsville Museum of Art and other corporate and private collections.
For more information on Rieger’s exhibit at UNA, contact gallery director Wayne Sides at 256-765-4508 or firstname.lastname@example.org.