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'Guilty Pleasures' exhibited in Sangren's Gallery II

Oct. 4, 2006

KALAMAZOO--"Guilty Pleasures: Little Lolitas," an exhibition by artist Laura Guth is on display in Gallery II of Sangren Hall through Thursday, Oct. 26. The exhibit is free and open to the public weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Photography and video are the media of choice for Guth, who earned her master of fine arts degree in photography from the University of Oklahoma and a bachelor's degree in history and literature from the University of Maryland. Among Guth's awards is a fellowship with the Photography Institute at Columbia University and a 2005 OVAC Artist Award for Excellence.

Much of Guth's work deals with family and memory, subjects ranging from her children to an extended cast of family members past and present. She has exhibited her photographic series "Playhouse and Garden" both nationally and internationally. Her current series, "Guilty Pleasures," is touring nationally, and utilizes experiences of family and home to extend a dialogue regarding the commercialization of memory and nostalgia as manifested in collectible objects employing stereotypes such as gender, beauty, and sexuality.

For additional information contact the WMU School of Art Exhibition Office at (269) 387.2455.

Media contact: Thom Myers, (269) 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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