The Sordoni Art Gallery opens the exhibition, RUNNING THE NUMBERS: PORTRAITS OF MASS CONSUMPTION: PHOTOGRPAHS BY CHRIS JORDAN
on Monday, August 29. The exhibition will be on view through December 11, 2011.
How we depict information affects how we perceive it. By far the most common way we describe large-scale phenomena is through statistics. The news bombards us with them daily. But statistics can be dry and daunting, even when the phenomena they describe are of global importance. How then to convey the enormous import of these measures, these numbers?
Photographer Chris Jordan brings these staggering numbers to life in constructed digital photographs that are at once alluring and shocking. This exhibition helps us visually comprehend the impacts of our culture and breathes a different kind of life into the numbers.
The Sordoni Art Gallery is open to the public and is located at 150 South River Street in the Stark Learning Center on the Wilkes University campus. The Gallery is open daily, from 12 noon to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 570-408-4325.