Photography exhibit open at Schmucker Art Gallery through Dec. 4

The Schmucker Art Gallery at Gettysburg College is pleased to announce the exhibition Noelle Tan: Photographs. The exhibition is comprised of two extensive series of Tan's photography, "Untitled" and "Drawings." Both bodies of work challenge the customary expectations of photography and question what can be seen in a photograph. The works do not use a full palette of grays to become a photograph. Rather, through the use of white space and black space, the subject matter and composition become difficult to discern. Scatterings of trees, people, birds, or pieces of a building, a road, a wall appear like pencil drawings or charcoal sketches rather than traditional silver gelatin prints.

The exhibit will run through Dec. 4. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tan is represented by Civilian Art Projects, a vital, energetic arts organization based in Washington, D.C. that exists to support the voice and vision of the artist. Civilian believes art is intrinsic to whole and healthy communities and that change is most possible through the transformative power of art, particularly through the unique personal experience that happens between viewer and art work in an open environment.

Tan earned her BFA from New York University and her MFA from California Institute of the Arts. Her work is widely collected and in permanent collections such as the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Albright-Knox Gallery, Center for Photography at Woodstock and Corcoran Museum. She received the prestigious Creative Capital grant in 2005.

The 1,600-square-foot Schmucker Art Gallery is a lively art space that displays seven to eight different exhibitions each year. Included in the gallery calendar are shows by local, national, and international contemporary artists, a faculty exhibition, a student exhibition, the annual senior art-major show, and exhibits of works selected from public and private collections. The Schmucker Art Gallery is located on the main floor of Schmucker Hall (conveniently located at the intersection of N. Washington and Water streets) and is fully accessible. Free parking is available in one of the Visitor parking lots on campus, or free two-hour parking can be found on the streets adjacent to Schmucker Hall. The main entrance is through the quadrangle side of the building.

More information about Noelle Tan: Photographs is available at 717-337-6125 or