A Pile o’ Skulls at Zoller

March 31, 2009 at 4:00 pm 1 comment

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Our art director needed a photo of Zoller Gallery to go with our “Faces Behind the Buildings” mini-feature in the Pulse section for May-June, so I volunteered to go up with my camera this afternoon. For one thing, I’m still trying to get back in the groove at the office after a great editors’ conference in San Francisco (more on that another time), and for another, I can’t remember the last time I was in Zoller. It’s been years, I’m sure. So figured it was about time I paid a visit.

The exhibit that’s up there now—although today is the last day for it—is one by an MFA student by the name of Bryan Billingsley. It’s called “Shipwrecked Pirate Cowboy” and its centerpiece is a funky pile of plastic (or maybe rubber?) skulls. So I took a few “safe shots” for Carole, i.e., some general overviews of the gallery space, and then I got down on my stomach with my wide-angle lens to photograph the skulls up close. I gave her about six photos to choose from; check your May-June issue in a few weeks to see which one(s) she ends up using. 

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You can read a Collegian article about the exhibit here.

Tina Hay, editor

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  • 1. Bryan Billingsley  |  April 18, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    I like the close up shot of the skulls. They are actually porcelain, and the pink glaze and the firing makes them look a little rubbery/plastique. Best, and I’ll watch for the next issue of The Penn Stater.

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