Works of Photographer to Be Shown Jan. 19-Feb. 16

Jan. 12, 1996

Nationally acclaimed landscape photographer Gary Faye will exhibit his panoramic works Jan. 19 through Feb. 16 in the University Gallery of the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center at Baylor University.

"His work is just excellent. He studied under Ansel Adams, and it's really exciting to get him here," said Paul A. McCoy, assistant professor of art. "He has been featured in the American Airlines in-flight magazine, and Baylor is one of two places his work is on display."

Faye earned a master's degree in microwave electronics and was working on a doctorate in biomedical engineering when he picked up a camera and began to take panoramic shots of the desert where he had been racing motorcycles. What resulted was a passion for photography that led to a fine arts degree, a stint in advertising photography and finally participation in several Ansel Adams workshops. Adams is considered one of the premier photographers in the world.

"I hope my pictures have a balance of harmony and tension," said Faye. "But seeking harmony doesn't preempt tension. Within the tranquility, there must be some element of tension to draw you in and make you return to contemplate it. It's like visual music- there are dissonant notes, then resolution."

The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday during regular gallery hours.

For more information, call 755-1867.

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