Join artist Ron Jude for an in-gallery conversation with Toby Jurovics about the exhibition 12 Hz.
About Ron Jude
Ron Jude lives and works in Eugene, Oregon, where he is a professor of art at the University of Oregon. His recent work explores the relationship between place, memory, and narrative through multiple approaches ranging from the use of appropriated images to photographs that echo traditional documentary methodologies. Jude earned a BFA in studio art from Boise State University, Boise, Idaho, in 1988, and an MFA from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in 1992. His photographs have been widely exhibited nationally and internationally and are held in the permanent collections of the George Eastman House; the J. Paul Getty Museum; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among others. He has received grants or awards from Light Work; San Francisco Camerawork; the Aaron Siskind Foundation; and the Friends of Photography and was the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in 2019.
About Toby Jurovics
Toby Jurovics is the founding director of the Barry Lopez Foundation for Art & Environment. He was chief curator and curator of American Western art at Joslyn Art Museum from 2011 to 2020; prior to this, he was a curator of photography at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Princeton University Art Museum. An expert on nineteenth- and twentieth-century American landscape photography, he has curated over fifty monographic and group exhibitions of photography, painting, works on paper, and new media. In 2010, he organized Framing the West: The Survey Photographs of Timothy H. O’Sullivan in conjunction with the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Library of Congress, and he has also published essays on Thomas Joshua Cooper, Steve Fitch, John Gossage, Andrew Moore, William Sutton, and the New Topographics. Jurovics holds a BA in art history and English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and an MA in art history from the University of Delaware.