Day to Day: Photographs by Ivana Pavelka

Published on Fri, September 18, 2009

Day to Day, a collection of photographs by artist Ivana Pavelka, is on display in the Shields Center for Visual Arts' Suraci Gallery from today through October, 18. A Gallery Talk will take place on September 23 at 2 p.m. and an Artist's Reception is set for October 11 from 3-5 p.m. Both the exhibit and reception will take place concurrently with Jordan Taylor's installation in the Mahady Gallery, entitled Clay and Light.

The Day to Day exhibit depicts a variety of objects and locations that are a part of our everyday lives. The images are seen so often that one has become desensitized to the beauty within them. Pavelka focuses on seemingly mundane objects, such as the coolers outside of gas stations, car tracks left in parking lots, and a cluttered kitchen sink. The shapes and colors presented in the photographs are strong elements in which Pavelka is particularly interested. Working both digitally and with film, the variety of images invites the viewer to reexamine that which we pass by every day.

Ivana Pavelka is a photographer, bookbinder and rostered artist with PCA NEIU 19. She is the co-manager and co-founder of Camerawork Gallery in Scranton and resides in Tunkhannock.

Gallery hours are Monday, Thursday and Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday 1-4 p.m. For further information or directions, contact Marywood University Art Galleries at 570-348-6211, ext. 2428 or