Photography Exhibit

University of Wisconsin - River Falls

September 19, 1997

UW-RF Gallery 101 Announces Photography Exhibit

A photographer who has traveled the world gathering visual material will display his assemblages in an exhibit at UW-River Falls.

"Tangled Web-Photographic Assemblages" by Lewis Koch will be displayed in Gallery 101 of the Kleinpell Fine Arts Building from Oct. 1-28. An opening reception and gallery talk will be held Oct. 1 at 3 p.m.

The show will feature photographic assemblages that Koch refers to as "totems," which he bases loosely on the totem poles of Northwest coast Native Americans.

"Totems, in any of the myriad cultures that have fashioned them, are touchstones of one's connection to the inexplicable forces beyond the individual and family," Koch says. "Totems have traditionally honored this relationship with symbolic elements drawn from immediate reality."

Koch's large-scale assemblages examine themes of political and personal mythology. Living in Madison, Koch has exhibited and collected his work extensively in the United States, Canada and Europe.

Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., and Sunday from 2-4 p.m. For more information call 715/425-3266.

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