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The Ruby is a catalyst for creativity and a home for making art at Duke.
Date & Time
October 18, 2019 at 12:00 pm1:00 pm
Free; open to all.
Ruby Lounge at the Rubenstein Arts Center
2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705 United States

Drop by the Ruby on Friday at noon for a casual art talk and free lunch to learn about the behind-the-scenes aspect of the creative process, careers in the arts, and more.

Using a slide show presentation to display her luminous twilight photographs, Saville will provide a behind-the-scenes-glance at her work. She will describe the magic of this transitional time when daylight gives way to moonlight, starlight, and artificial light, when the city or countryside seems to dream its own dreams. In addition, she will explain techniques she uses to capture pictures in low-light environments and will recount some of the memorable stories arising from her twilight expeditions.

Saville invites the audience members to the opening of her solo exhibition at Through This Lens Gallery, at 303 E Chapel Hill St., Durham, NC 27701, which opens on October 18th from 6 to 9 pm.

About the Speaker

Image by Lynn Saville.

Fine-art photographer Lynn Saville was educated at Duke University (T’71) and Pratt Institute (M.F.A.). She specializes in photographing cities and rural settings at twilight and dawn, or as she describes it, “the boundary times between night and day.”

Her photographs have been published in four monographs: Acquainted With the Night (Rizzoli, 1997); Night/Shift, with an introduction by Arthur C. Danto (Random House/Monacelli, 2009); Dark City, wi¬¬¬th an introduction by award winning critic Geoff Dyer (Damiani, Bologna, 2015) and Lost: New York (Kris Graves Projects, New York, 2018).

Saville teaches popular courses on twilight photography at New York University and the International Center of Photography. In addition, she has lectured about her work at the School of Visual Arts, the New York Public Library, Photo LA, the Center for Photography at Woodstock, and many other venues.

Saville’s archive resides at the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University. Her photography is represented by the Yancey Richardson Gallery in New York and is in the permanent art collections of major museums, corporations, and individuals. She lives in New York City with her husband, the poet Philip Fried.

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