The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will host an artist talk with fine art photographer and art educator Margo Duvall Thursday, Oct. 6.
Duvall, a visiting professor of photography at the University of the Ozarks, will give a presentation on her photography exhibit, “All She Needed to Do,” that is currently on display in the Focus Gallery in the Windgate Center of Art and Design at UA Little Rock through Oct. 7. The artist talk, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 6 p.m. in Room 101 of the Windgate Center and will be followed by a reception.
Duvall’s photography exhibit focuses on preserving the photographs of her beloved grandmother, Bobbie Jones, who passed away at age 96. The photographs capture Duvall’s grandmother’s love, laughter, pain, struggle, and joy.
“She had 96 incredible years. The traces of these 96 years are there in her photographs. And now we are left to sift through what remains,” Duvall said. “The moments captured… the special occasions, the mundane, the beauty of youth, the good ole days… are all frozen in time and held still in the emulsion. This work attempts to hold those traces close, to give them space and another life. Some images attempt to recreate her moments through a modern lens. Some images just treasure the stillness that is… what remains.”
An artist and educator from Little Rock, Duvall’s work investigates photography’s role in the development of memory and identity through traditional photography methods as well as installation-based pieces.
She earned her bachelor’s degree in studio art from Humboldt State University in 2005 and her Master of Fine Arts in Photography from San Jose State University in 2009. She has taught at numerous colleges and universities including Henderson State University, University of California, Berkeley, University of Nevada, Reno, San Jose State University.
The exhibit is on display from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday in the Focus Gallery in the Windgate Center of Art and Design on the UA Little Rock campus. For more information, contact Focus Gallery Director Joli Livaudais at firstname.lastname@example.org.