Daniel Mirer explores post-industrial architecture in ‘ArchitorSpace_Vacancy’
The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art at Georgia Southern University presents Daniel Mirer: ArchitorSpace_Vacancy from September 29 – November 2 on-campus in the University Gallery of the Center for Art & Theatre. The exhibition includes an artist lecture Thursday, October 16, at 5 p.m. in the Visual Arts Building, Room 2071, followed immediately by an artist reception in the gallery. The events are free, and the public is welcome.
In ArchitorSpace: Vacancy photographer Daniel Mirer explores the banality of post-industrial architecture. By presenting images that are devoid of human beings, Mirer focuses on architectural spaces that convey a sense of absence and alienation. Though many of the environments selected by Mirer evoke a sense of familiarity, it is the emptiness of the tunnels, façades, and lobbies that often resonate with the viewer.
“It is an honor to have the work of Daniel Mirer on display at the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art,” said Marc Mitchell, former gallery director for the Department. “There is such a rich history of photography at Georgia Southern, and it will be great for our students to view the work of an internationally renowned photographer.”
Mirer’s work has been shown at the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York; Wexner Center for the Arts at Ohio State University; Museum of Contemporary Art at the University of South Florida; Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College; Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center in Buffalo, New York; White Columns in New York; and many more.
Daniel Mirer is an assistant professor of art at Long Island University and is represented by Gallery Vassie in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. For more information on this exhibition and other gallery programming provided by the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, visit GeorgiaSouthern.edu/cat.
Gallery Programming is supported by Student Activity Fees; all events are free and open to the public. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Georgia Southern University will honor reasonable requests for accommodations. The Center for Art & Theatre is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and by appointment.
The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art is housed in the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Georgia Southern’s College of the Creative Mind. CLASS prepares its students to achieve academic excellence, develop their analytical skills, enhance their creativity, and embrace their responsibilities as citizens of their communities, nations, and world. For more information, visit GeorgiaSouthern.edu/class.