For her photographs of "Domestic Landscapes," opening at Loyola this evening, Penny Harris uses a homemade pinhole camera that, she says, allows a wide-angle field of vision. She concentrates on the family, and through her images, she writes in an artist's statement, "I want to look beneath the surface of this domestic landscape."
The people in her pictures seem confined and uncertain of what goes on underneath the facades they assume. We don't know what's going on in their minds, as they don't know one another's thoughts, and we sense a certain tension in the atmosphere because of what's unspoken. These remind us of how much we don't know about even those to whom we are closest.
The photographs are on display at the art gallery of Loyola College, 4501 N. Charles St. The opening reception is 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today. The show is then open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 1 p.m. to 4: 30 p.m. Sundays, through March 25. For information, call (410) 617-2799.
Pub Date: 2/20/97