Tuscaloosa, AL — University of Alabama MFA candidate Andrew Pruett will display his thesis photography show, Permutations, November 18 through December 6 at Tuscaloosa’s Harrison Galleries. Permutations is a body of work that has grown from Pruett’s interest in how surfaces, textures, and photographic processes can be layered to create visual depth on a piece of paper. He has experimented in the darkroom by layering a collection of negatives, many sourced from Smith Hall, home of the Alabama Museum of Natural History, on top of negatives collected from an electron microscope.
Pruett was born in Birmingham and grew up in the Atlanta area. He received his BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta in 2010. His work has been shown in the Montgomery Museum of Fine Art, the Alabama Center for Architecture, and the Sella–Granata Gallery, among others venues.
The exhibition can be viewed at the Harrison Galleries, 2315 University Boulevard, Tuscaloosa, from 12-5pm, Monday through Friday or by appointment. There will be a closing reception on December 6th (First Friday), 6-9pm during which the artist will be available to discuss his work. This show is free and open to the public. For more information on Pruett’s work visit http://www.apruettphoto.com/.
The MFA thesis exhibition is in partial fulfillment of the Master of Fine Arts degree. For more information on the graduate programs of the UA Department of Art and Art History, visit this link: http://art.ua.edu/academics/graduate-programs/.