Earthy Delights
August 4 - October 9, 2016
15 Contemporary Ohio Photographers Capture Earth's Curiosities

Promotional exhibition postcard featuring a photograph of a person leaping between two stacks of logs
Image Credit: Javier Gutierrez, Brinco (detail), 2015, 16" x 16", archival pigment print.

Curated by Kenyon College Professor Marcella Hackbardt, Earthy Delights features Earth’s varied textures and places, as well as imagery inspired by it. Artists’ methods vary from traditional analog to digital; they utilize new tools like social media and virtual reality.

“Throughout the exhibition there are multiple references to human presence and needs, from footprints to shelter, and a responsibility to truly comprehend the notion that we are part of the Earth, an Earth that gives us life and delight,” Hackbardt stated.

These artworks showcase a variety of photographic processes, employ great technical skill, and also explore relationships in their themes—particularly of humans and Earth. 

Featured artists include Darren Baker (Waverly), Robert Ladislas Derr (Columbus), Javier Gutierrez (Columbus), Virginia Kistler (Gahanna), Paula Willmot Kraus (Oakwood), Kent Krugh (Fairfield), Joseph Minek (Lakewood), Emily Hanako Momohara (Cincinnati), Deborah Orloff (Sylvania), Jeannette Palsa (Hudson), Ricky Rhodes (Lakewood), Mark Slankard (Rocky River), Jordan Tate (Cincinnati), Jessica Wascak (Lakewood), and Emily Joy Zeller (Gambier).