Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery presents “Touching Pictures” exhibition
Coker College’s Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery presents Kristine Thompson’s “Touching Pictures” exhibition, which began on Monday, February 5, and will continue through Friday, March 2.
Thompson’s images are made by pressing light sensitive paper against her laptop screen in the darkroom. By using images from the news from stories about death and violence, she is attempting to present a visual archive of loss. She says, “My work considers how contemporary photographic imagery circulates and often addresses social and emotional responses to representations of death and mourning. I bring references from different historical periods into a shared visual space in order to initiate a conversation between the past and the present, to imagine a tactile connection or relationship with people who are no longer around, and to question how photographs might elicit empathy.”
Thompson is currently an Assistant Professor in Photography at Louisiana State University.
She received her B.S. with an emphasis in visual art, art history and sociology from the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. She received her M.F.A. in Studio Art from the University of California in Irvine.