Calendar of Events

Oct 12 to Jan 25
2018 to 2019
Lisa Elmaleh: American Folk
Artist Elmaleh

Exhibition: October 12, 2018–January 25, 2019

Reception: Friday, October 12  |  6:00–8:00 pm

Lisa Elmaleh’s work is an exploration of rural America. Using a portable darkroom in the back of her truck, Elmaleh takes photographs using the nineteenth-century wet-plate collodion process. Her most recent work, American Folk, is a series of tintypes of musicians who play traditional old-time music in and around Appalachia. Elmaleh spends a whole day or more at the home of each musician, documenting his or her likeness, and the surrounding landscape, as the two are closely linked. The tradition of American folk music echoes in the historic nature of the tintype process being used.


Mary Davis Holt Gallery, Elberson Fine Arts Center