April 20, 2011 — Pam Pecchio, assistant professor of art in the University of Virginia's College of Arts & Sciences, will give a Saturday Special Tour on the U.Va. Art Museum's exhibition, "Southern Views/Southern Photographers" on April 30 from 2 to 3 p.m.
"Southern Views/Southern Photographers," which showcases the diversity of talent in contemporary Southern photography, includes works by Shelby Lee Adams, William Christenberry, Emmett Gowin, Sally Mann and Pecchio. Although each artist has filtered their responses to the region through unique and highly individual sensibilities, the images of architecture, landscapes and people are all imbued with a distinct sense of place. Pecchio will discuss the origins of her detailed and textural landscapes on view in the exhibition.
Pecchio teaches photography in U.Va.'s McIntire Department of Art. She earned a master of fine arts in photography from Yale University School of Art, where she was awarded the Richard Dixon Welling Prize for Excellence. She has taught photography at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of North Carolina at Asheville and Duke University.
She has exhibited her work across the United States and in China, Spain, Italy and Holland. Her work is included in the collections of the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the Yale University Art Museum and has been featured in ArtNews, Details, Camera Arts and V magazines.
The U.Va. Art Museum offers its Saturday Special Tours on the third or fourth Saturday of every month from 2 to 3 p.m. These tours offer the opportunity to join faculty, curators and scholars as they explore a variety of focused topics related to museum collections and exhibitions.
Saturday Special Tours are free and open to the public. For information, call 434-243-2050 or e-mail email@example.com. The museum is located at 155 Rugby Road, one block from the Rotunda.